Files with elf extension can be found as executables in the executable and linkable format. Used on some unix and linux systems.

There is one other file type using
the ELF file extension!

elf file icon.elf - Black Belt Systems extended layer file

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Software that works with elf file extension

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ELF file extension - ELF executable file

What is elf file? How to open elf files?

File type specification:

Program executable file type icon Program executable file type

The elf file extension is one of the suffixes commonly used for Executable and Linkable Format. Also known simply as ELF, it is a common standard file format for executables, object code, shared libraries, and core dumps, mainly used on Unix and Unix-like systems.

Generally speaking, ELF format has replaced older executable formats in various environments.

The .elf files are executables used in my Unix and Linux systems, gaming consoles such as Sony PlaystationNintendo Wii, or Dreamcast.
ELF format was also used in some operating systems running on PowerPC like AmigaOS 4 or MorphOS, and mobile operating systems like Symbian OS 9, or Bada.

ELF format can also have different file extensions, such as .o files (objects) .so files (shared libraries), .prx or .puff files. But these serve different purpose.

Help how to open ELF files:

.elf files are executables and are meant to launch program, not to be opened as single files.

How to convert file with extension ELF:

These files are executables and cannot be simply converted or exported to something else.

List of software applications associated to the .elf 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 elf file, edit elf file, convert elf file, view elf file, play elf file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the elf files.

  • Open elf file
  • Others elf file

Software that open elf file - ELF executable file

Click on the link to get more information about Dolphin for open elf file action.

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