What is a .H File And How To Open It (Easy Steps)

Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .h extension, but you are not sure what it is? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. That’s why we have made this article! You will learn how to open the .h file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .H file?

The .H file extension comes from C/C++/Objective-C Header File. This file belongs to the text format and it is a development related file.

What to know

There are currently 6 software that can open the .h file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .H file?

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

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

The .h file can be opened in 4 steps on Windows.

1. The first step is to download the gVim software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use Eclipse IDE for C Developers and gVim software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .H file

2. In the second step you need to locate 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”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .H file on Mac

To open the .h file on Mac, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the MacVim software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is Apple Xcode, Eclipse IDE for C Developers, MacroMates TextMate and MacVim.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .H 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 right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

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

How to open a .H file on Linux

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

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

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .H 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, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

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

Still cannot open the .H file?

If you cannot open the .H file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .H file.h0 – MAGIX, .h10 – H&R; Block, .h11 – H&R; Block Canada, .h12 – H&R; Block Canada, .h13 – H&R; Block Canada. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .H file with the gVim, Eclipse IDE for C Developers programs on Windows, MacVim, Apple Xcode, Eclipse IDE for C Developers, MacroMates TextMate programs on Mac and GNU Emacs, Eclipse IDE for C Developers software on Linux.