There are 2 other file types using
the ELC file extension!

elc file icon.elc - Compiled ELISP code file

elc file icon.elc - Netcool/OMNIbus event list configuration file

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ELC file extension - Apple MAC OS X file

What is elc file? How to open elc files?

File type specification:

Various data file type icon Various data file type

elc file icon: elc filetype icon

The ELC file extension is associated with the Apple Mac OS X an Unix-based operating system for MacBook, iMac and Mac Pro computers. The .elc file stores various data used by the Mac OS X.

The default software associated to elc file type:

Mac OS X icon

Apple, Inc. logo Mac OS X  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
  Apple, Inc.

OS X or Mac OS X is Unix-based operating system developed by Apple Inc. for Macintosh computers. It contains basic core applications for everyday use, such as Finder basic file manager, Safari for Internet browsing, QuickTime for video, iTunes for managing audio data and iPod, iOS devices management , iMessage instant messaging, Mail, Contacts, Calendar and many more.

The latest version 10.11 of OS X is called El Capitan. It is available to purchase on Mac App Store as well as is distributed with new Mac computers and notebooks. It includes features to improve the security, performance, design and usability.

OS X operating system was replaced by new macOS in 2016!

Help how to open ELC files:

This file type is not meant to be opened directly, there is no software that could open and work with it directly, or there is no information available in public sources about opening this file type. This is usually the case of some internal data files, caches, temporary files etc.

How to convert file with extension ELC:

As far as we know, this .elc file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .elc file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open elc file, edit elc file, convert elc file, view elc file, play elc file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

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Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with elc file - Apple MAC OS X file

Click on the software link for more information about Mac OS X. Mac OS X uses elc file type for its internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open file actions (eg. to install/execute/support an application itself, to store application or user data, configure program etc.).

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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