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DYLIB file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.dylib - 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.

.dylib file format description:
DYLIB format
Mac OS X
Development files
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Mach-O Dynamic Library related links:
Mach-O Dynamic Library related extensions:
Mac OS X Address Book Backup
Apple Address Book Contact List Database
Address Book CoreData Person Data
Mac OS X Disk Information File
Mac OS X Bill of Materials File
AppleTalk Desktop Database

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

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 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.

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