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What are JAVA files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a JAVA file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your JAVA files.

What is a JAVA file?

Files that contain the .java file extension are program files that have been written in the Java programming language. Sun Microsystems began development of the Java programming language in 1990. In 2009 the Oracle Corporation bought Sun Microsystems.

The Java programming language uses an object-orientated approach to programming. A file with the .java extension may contain a single Java program or a variety of source code files that are combined into a single executable app. Many compilers use these files to create Java source code. Usually when a file contains the .java file extension, it contains a single page of plain text code written in the Java language.

How to open JAVA files

We have identified one JAVA opener that is compatible with this specific type of JAVA file.

Programs that open files


Last updated: September 27, 2023

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of JAVA files. Remember, different programs may use JAVA files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Code::BlocksCode::BlocksUser submitted
UltraEditUltraEditUser submitted
jGRASPjGRASPUser submitted
Edge Code CCEdge Code CCUser submitted
progeCAD ProfessionalprogeCAD ProfessionalUser submitted
IntelliJ IDEAIntelliJ IDEAUser submitted
Notepad++Notepad++User submitted
BracketsBracketsUser submitted
NetBeans IDENetBeans IDEUser submitted
TextPadTextPadUser submitted

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