What are PYC files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a PYC file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.
What is a PYC file?
A .PYC file is a Python Compiled Program file.
PYC (Python Compiled) files are executable programs written in the Python programming language. The Python programming language is a dynamic, object-oriented language used for creating a variety of software. Python runs on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux/Unix.
PYC files contain Python bytecode. Bytecode is the result of compiling source code into a runnable format. Normally you execute the .py Python scripts, but they need to be interpreted by a Python parser every time you run them. They can be compiled into PYC files that are faster to run because they do not need to be parsed.
How to open PYC files
We have identified two PYC openers that are compatible with this specific type of PYC file.
Programs that open Python Compiled Program files
Last updated: December 3, 2022
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of PYC files. Remember, different programs may use PYC 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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