PYC File Type

- The quick facts

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 one PYC opener that is compatible with this specific type of PYC file.

Programs that open Python Compiled Program files


Last updated: March 15, 2022

Suggest another file format using extension PYC

While we know of one file format using the .PYC file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .PYC file.

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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