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DYLIB file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .dylib file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .dylib file?
  • What program do I need to open a .dylib file?
  • How can the .dylib file be opened, edited or printed?
  • How can I convert .dylib files to another format?

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1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database

✅ Mach-O Dynamic Library

DYLIB file is a Mach-O Dynamic Library. Mach-O format is a file format for executables, object code, shared libraries, dynamically-loaded code, and core dumps. NeXTSTEP, OS X, and iOS are examples of systems that have used this format for native executables.
Application: Mac OS X
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
DYLIB aliases:
DYLIB related links:
DYLIB related extensions:

Other types of files may also use the .dylib file extension.

🔴 Can't open a .dylib file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows cannot open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .dylib file association, check the FAQ.

🔴 Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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