What is a .JAV File And How To Open It – Oracle

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .jav extension and you don’t know what it is? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .jav file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .JAV file?

The .JAV file extension is from Java Source File. This file extension was developed by Oracle. This file belongs to the text format and it is a development related file.

What to know

There are currently 8 software that can open the .jav file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .JAV file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .JAV file on various operating systems.

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

There are 4 simple steps to open the .jav file on Windows.

1. The first step is to download the gVim software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is Oracle Java Virtual Machine, Eclipse IDE for Java Developers, Microsoft Notepad and gVim.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .JAV 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: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “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. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .JAV file on Mac

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

1. The first step is to download the Bare Bones BBEdit software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is Oracle Java Virtual Machine, Eclipse IDE for Java Developers, Apple Xcode, Bare Bones BBEdit and Apple TextEdit.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .JAV 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: 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. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Bare Bones BBEdit software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .JAV file on Linux

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .jav file on Linux in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the GNU Emacs software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Oracle Java Virtual Machine, Eclipse IDE for Java Developers and GNU Emacs.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .JAV file

2. The second step is locating 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. 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 .JAV file?

If you are still unable to open the .JAV file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .JAV file.java – Oracle, .jb2 – Joint Bi-level Image Group, .jbc – Altera, .jbeam – BeamNG Vehicle Definition Format, .jbf – Corel. 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 .JAV file with the gVim, Oracle Java Virtual Machine, Eclipse IDE for Java Developers, Microsoft Notepad programs on Windows, Bare Bones BBEdit, Oracle Java Virtual Machine, Eclipse IDE for Java Developers, Apple Xcode, Apple TextEdit programs on Mac and GNU Emacs, Oracle Java Virtual Machine, Eclipse IDE for Java Developers software on Linux.