Having problems opening a C file?

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Opening C files

Did your computer fail to open a C file? We explain what C files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your C files.

What is a C file?

Files that contain the .c file extension normally contain source code that has been written for C or C++ programs. The C file may contain the source code for an entire program or a single source file that is to be referenced within a specific programming project.

The C programming language was developed as a general-purpose computer language by Dennis Ritchie. It was originally intended to be used for Unix operating systems. In 1983 the C++ programming language was developed by Bjarne Stroustrup as an enhancement to the original C language. Both the C and C+++ languages are two of the most widely-used programming languages in use today.

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About File Extension C

File.org aims to be the go-to resource for file type- and related software information. We spend countless hours researching various file formats and software that can open, convert, create or otherwise work with those files.

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