There are 7 other file types using
the C file extension!

empty icon.c - Check Point site configuration file

empty icon.c - Compressed unix file archive

empty icon.c - Atari Lite-C script file

c icon.c - AutoCAD Development System (ADS) source code file

empty icon.c - Origin C program file

empty icon.c - ANSI C script file

empty icon.c - XLIFF localization

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C file extension - C/C++ main source code

What is c file? How to open c files?

File type specification:

Source code and script file type icon Source code and script file type

c file icon: c filetype icon

The c file extension is related to C/C++ programming language.

The c files are used for main source code files written in the C/C++ programming language.

It may be a standalone program or one of many files referenced within the programming project.

These files can be viewed with any text editor, but most software development programs will display the text with helpful syntax highlighting.

The default software associated to c file type:

Microsoft Visual Studio icon

Microsoft Corporation logo Microsoft Visual Studio  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Visual Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) used to create applications for Microsoft Windows, Windows Mobile, .NET Framework, Silverlight as well as dynamic websites and web applications.

Eclipse IDE for C/C++ Developers icon

The Eclipse Foundation logo Eclipse IDE for C/C++ Developers  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  The Eclipse Foundation

Eclipse IDE for C/C++ Developers is integrated development environment for building applications in C/C++ programming language. It is including an editor (with syntax highlighting, and code completion), launcher, debugger, search engine and makefile generator.

C++ Builder icon

Embarcadero Technologies, Inc. logo C++ Builder  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Embarcadero Technologies, Inc.

C++ Builder the leading RAD C++ IDE, revolutionizes C++ development with full API support for Windows Vista.

Xcode icon

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

Company or developer:
  Apple, Inc.

Apple Xcode is IDE (integrated development environment) used to create applications for Mac OS X and iOS. Applications are programmed in Objective-C programming language. Xcode is available for Mac OS X.

Help how to open C files:

Use any text editor or specialised application able to work with C/C++.

How to convert file with extension C:

There is no way how to convert *.c source codes to other file formats.

Find conversions from c file:

c to cxx

Find converter to c file type:

lua to c

List of software applications associated to the .c 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 c file, edit c file, convert c file, view c file, play c 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 c files.

  • Open c file
  • Edit c file
  • Create c file
  • Others c file

Software that open c file - C/C++ main source code

Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open c file action.

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

Main software associated with c file by default:
Xcode small icon Xcode
Other suggested software:
TextEdit small icon TextEdit
Sublime Text for Mac small icon Sublime Text for Mac
Atom for Mac small icon Atom for Mac


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