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BEAM file format description

BEAM file format

We made this page to help you understand how to work with BEAM files. Here, you can find info on software that can handle these files. It includes simple programs for opening and converting them.

Learn about the BEAM file and its functions here!

We also explain how to convert them into other types. It's simple and hassle-free. For opening or changing BEAM files, this page offers all the tools you need.

#1 Erlang Compiled BEAM File

The BEAM file is categorized under Development. It is associated with Erlang, serving as 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. Visit the website of Erlang for a detailed description of the BEAM format.

Application:Erlang
Category:Development files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

Erlang Compiled BEAM File related extensions

  • appup Erlang Application Upgrade File
  • emakefile Erlang Makefile
  • erl Erlang Source Code
  • hrl Erlang Header File

#2 Commodore Amiga Multi-palette Image

The DHR file is categorized under Graphic. It is associated with Recoil, serving as a Commodore Amiga Multi-palette Image. The Amiga is a family of personal computers introduced by Commodore in 1985. Hold-And-Modify (HAM) is a screenmode of the Commodore Amiga computer with 4096 colors. Visit the website of Recoil for a detailed description of the DHR format.

Application:Recoil
Category:Graphic files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:beam, dr, mp

Commodore Amiga Multi-palette Image related extensions

  • 64c Commodore 64 8x8 Font Data
  • a Commodore 64 SEUCK Sprite Image
  • a4r Atari 8-bit Anime 4ever Image
  • abk Commodore Amiga AMOS Bitmap

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The BEAM filename extension may be misspelled. We compiled a list of similar file extensions to help you find errors.

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Windows can't open your BEAM file?

When you try to open a file by double-clicking it, Windows looks at the file's name to figure out what to do. If Windows doesn't know the file type, it'll ask you to choose an app to open this BEAM file.

To set the BEAM file association in Windows 11, you can follow these steps

  1. Open the Settings app by clicking on the Start menu and selecting the gear icon.
  2. In the Settings app, click on System and then select Apps from the left-hand side menu.
  3. Scroll down and click on the Default apps option.
  4. In the Default apps section, you will find various categories. They include Email, Web browser, and Music player.
  5. Locate the category that matches the file type you want to associate. For example, choose Photos for image files, or Video player for video files.
  6. Click on the current default app listed under the category. A list of available apps will appear.
  7. Choose the app you want to set as the default for that file type. If the app you want is not listed, click on More apps to see more options. Or, click on Look for an app in the Microsoft Store to search for apps.
  8. After selecting the app, it will become the default choice for opening files of that type.

It's worth mentioning that you don't always need to set BEAM file association. Many apps can open files. They don't need a specific file association to be set.

Handle BEAM files with care

Exercise caution when handling BEAM files from unknown sources. Files from certain sources can threaten your computer's security. They might contain malware, viruses, or harmful software. To minimize risks, avoid downloading or opening unfamiliar BEAM files. Use trusted antivirus software to scan files from unknown sources before opening.

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