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BEAM file format description

Many people share .beam files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .beam file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .beam files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.beam - Erlang Compiled BEAM File

BEAM file is an Erlang Compiled BEAM File. Erlang is a programming language used to build massively scalable soft real-time systems with requirements on high availability. The BEAM is a virtual machine.

.beam file format description:
BEAM format
Development files
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Erlang Compiled BEAM File related links:
Erlang Compiled BEAM File related extensions:
Erlang Application Upgrade File
Erlang Source Code
Erlang Header File

Naturally, other applications may also use the .beam file extension. Even harmful programs can create .beam files. Be especially cautious with .beam files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .beam 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 can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .beam file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

bam, bem, bea, eam, bean

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

Infinity Engine Animation
BEA WebLogic Platform License
Beamer Song
Bean Rich Text Document
Babel Enterprise Module
Sybase PowerDesigner Enterprise Architecture Model

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