What is a .C File And How To Open It (Simple Steps)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .c extension and you don’t know what it is? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. That’s why we have made this article! You will learn how to open the .c file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .C file?

The .C file extension is C/C++ Source Code File. This file belongs to the text format and it is a development related file.

What to know

There are currently 9 software that can open the .c file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .C file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .C file on various operating systems.

How to open a .C file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

To open the .c file on Windows, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the gVim software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use Microsoft Visual Studio Code, Eclipse IDE for C Developers, ES-Computing EditPlus, ZinjaI and gVim software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .C file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the gVim software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .C file on Mac

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .c file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the ZinjaI software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Apple Xcode, Eclipse IDE for C Developers, MacroMates TextMate and ZinjaI.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .C file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the ZinjaI software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .C file on Linux

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .c file on Linux in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Vim software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use Eclipse IDE for C Developers, ZinjaI, GNU Emacs and Vim software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .C file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Vim software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .C file?

If you are still unable to open the .C file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .C file.c – Conitec Datasystems. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .C file with the gVim, Microsoft Visual Studio Code, Eclipse IDE for C Developers, ES-Computing EditPlus, ZinjaI programs on Windows, ZinjaI, Apple Xcode, Eclipse IDE for C Developers, MacroMates TextMate programs on Mac and Vim, Eclipse IDE for C Developers, ZinjaI, GNU Emacs software on Linux.