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

c icon.c - C/C++ main source code

empty icon.c - Check Point site configuration

empty icon.c - Atari Lite-C script file

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

empty icon.c - Origin C program

empty icon.c - ANSI C script file

empty icon.c - XLIFF localization

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C file extension - Compressed unix file archive

What is c file? How to open c files?

File type specification:

Archive and compressed file type icon Archive and compressed file type

The c file extension is associated with the archive file format used on Unix and Unix based operating systems.

The c file stores Compressed Unix file archive - compact Probably obsolete archive file format.

This c file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.

Updated: June 24, 2019

The default software associated to open c file:

Unix icon

The Open Group logoUnix  Linux/Unix software

Company or developer:
The Open Group

A multi-tasking operating system for various platforms, the first version of UNIX was released in 1969. It is developed by AT&T as well as various commercial vendors, universities and non-profit organizations. Traditional Original Unix systems have characteristics of Version 7 Unix or UNIX System V. Unix Specification have Mac OS X, Mac OS X Server, Solaris, AIX, HP/UX, z/OS etc. Other systems, such as Linux and BSD are called Unix-like or Unix system-like.

Help how to open:

Use compatible tools to work with *.c files.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .c 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 software applications associated to the .c file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android 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 File-Extensions.org's database).

Hint:
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 c files.

Software that open c file - Compressed unix file archive

Programs supporting the exension c on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about ZipZag for open c file action.

Microsoft Windows:

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