What is a .DYLIB File And How To Open It – Apple (Visual Guide)


Have you came across a file with the .dylib extension and you don’t know what it is? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. In this article we will explain what .dylib file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .DYLIB file?

The .DYLIB file extension comes from Mach-O Dynamic Library. The developer of this file extension is Apple. The file is a development related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .dylib file on 1 platform.

How to open a .DYLIB file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .DYLIB file on your operating system/device.

How to open a .DYLIB file on Mac

There are 4 simple steps to open the .dylib file on Mac.

1. In the first step you need to download the Apple Xcode software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Apple Xcode.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .DYLIB 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 Apple Xcode software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .DYLIB file?

If you cannot open the .DYLIB file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .DYLIB file.dz – Dzip, .dz – BrainBox Games, .dzip – CD Projekt, .dzm – CyberLink, .dzp – CyberLink. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .DYLIB file with the Apple Xcode program on Mac.