>> ELC file

ELC file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.elc - Emacs Lisp Compiled Bytecode

The ELC development files are related to Emacs. ELC file is an Emacs Lisp Compiled Bytecode. GNU Emacs is an extensible, customizable text editor—and more. At its core is an interpreter for Emacs Lisp, a dialect of the Lisp programming language with extensions to support text editing.

Development files
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Emacs Lisp Compiled Bytecode related extensions:
Emacs Buffer Data
Emacs Lisp Code

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

Can't open a .elc 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 .elc file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

slc, elv, dlc, lec, flc, eoc, elx, els, eld, eic, wlc, ec, rlc, lc, epc

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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