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.

2 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.beam - Erlang Compiled BEAM File

The BEAM development files are related to Erlang. The 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.

Development files
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Erlang Compiled BEAM File related extensions:
Erlang Application Upgrade File
Erlang Makefile
Erlang Source Code
Erlang Header File

.dhr - Commodore Amiga Multi-palette Image

The DHR graphic files are related to Recoil. The DHR file is 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.

Graphic files
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beam, dr, mp
Commodore Amiga Multi-palette Image related extensions:
Commodore 64 8x8 Font Data
Commodore 64 SEUCK Sprite Image
Atari 8-bit Anime 4ever Image
Commodore Amiga AMOS Bitmap
Commodore Amiga Continuous Bitmap Image
Commodore 64 AFLI-editor Image

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, bea, bean, bem, eam

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

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

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Windows 11, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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