PCH File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a PCH file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .PCH files.

What is a PCH file?

A .PCH file is an IFF binary Patch file. Through our analysis of PCH files, we know that one use of the format is IFF binary Patch. We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

How to open PCH files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension PCH for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different PCH openers which you will find listed below.

Other file formats using extension .PCH

While IFF binary Patch is a popular type of PCH-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .PCH extension.

The PCH file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different apps may use the same file extension for different types of data. So a PCH opener may not be able to open all kinds of PCH files. In this case, look through both formats to make sure you find the best suited PCH viewer.

MS Visual C++ precompiled header

Through our analysis of PCH files, we know that one use of the format is MS Visual C++ precompiled header. We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different PCH openers which you will find listed below.

Various viewers for this file format

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

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We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with PCH-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with PCH-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!