There are 4 other file types using
the Y file extension!

empty icon.y - Subsampled RAW YUV bitmap image

empty icon.y - Amiga Yabba compressed archive

empty icon.y - Unix yacc grammar data

empty icon.y - Yet Another Compiler-Compiler (YACC) grammar file

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Y file extension - Xcode core yacc program

What is y file? How to open y files?

File type specification:

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

y file icon: y filetype icon

The Y file extension is associated with the Xcode integrated development environment that allows programmers to create applications for Apple Mac OS X and Apple iOS operating systems. The .y file stores core yacc program.

The default software associated to open y file:

Xcode icon

Apple, Inc. logoXcode  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:

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:

As far as we know, this .y 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 .y 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 y file, edit y file, convert y file, view y file, play y file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with y file - Xcode core yacc program

Click on the software link for more information about Xcode. Xcode uses y 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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