Opening PY files

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

What is a PY file?

Files that contain the .py file extension are used by the Python Software for its Python programming language. Python is an object-oriented programming language that is used for the development of a variety of different software applications.

The PY file is a program file that contains script that has been written in the Python language. Python can be run on a variety of platforms including Windows, Mac, Unix and Linux as well as a variety of mobile operating systems. The Python language itself is considered to be a fast language and is known for being compatible with most other programming languages.

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

By Prof. Jones (The File Expert)

Chief Content Editor and File Expert

Suggestions for this page? Mail me.