There are 11 other file types using
the LIB file extension!

empty icon.lib - AS/400 physical file library

empty icon.lib - Finale NotePad music library

empty icon.lib - Game Maker Drag & Drop actions library

empty icon.lib - Greeting Card library

empty icon.lib - OrCAD library model

empty icon.lib - PSpice library

empty icon.lib - Scholar's Aid library

empty icon.lib - Sibelius house style file

empty icon.lib - CIRCAD source library

empty icon.lib - Sage MAS 90 data file

empty icon.lib - WAsP wind atlas data

LIB file extension - Microsoft Linker input library data

What is lib file? How to open lib files?

File type specification:

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

File extension lib is used for one of the many possible types of Linker Input files, most notably based on Microsoft Visual Studio.

LINK accepts COFF standard libraries and COFF import libraries, both of which usually have the extension .lib.

Linker input libraries contain objects and are created by the LIB tool.

Linker import libraries contain information about exports in other programs and are created either by LINK when it builds a program that contains exports or by the LIB tool.

Updated: February 27, 2024

The default software associated to open lib file:

Microsoft Visual Studio icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Visual Studio  Multiplatform 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. Visual Studio is available for Windows and Mac.

Help how to open:

Use Visual Studio to open .lib files.

How to convert:

There is no way how to convert .lib files to other file formats.

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

Software that open lib file - Microsoft Linker input library data

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

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