ELF file format description

Many people often share .elf files without providing instructions on how to use them. This can make it difficult for users to determine which program is compatible for editing, converting, or printing .elf files. To address this issue, we have created this page to offer assistance and guidance on handling .elf files. We provide information on compatible software, editing instructions and conversion options to help users effectively interact with .elf files.

Our aim is to simplify the process and promote seamless use of the .elf file format.

4 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.elf - Gamecube Executable ELF

The ELF data files are related to Dolphin. The WLF file is a Gamecube Executable. The Nintendo GameCube is Nintendo's fourth home video game console.

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Gamecube Executable ELF related extensions:

  • dol Gamecube Executable DOL
  • gci Gamecube Game Save
  • gcm Gamecube Disk Image
  • gcz Compressed GameCube ROM

.elf - Executable and Linkable Format File

The ELF development files are related to WinAVR. The ELF file is an Executable and Linkable Format File. Executable and Linkable Format (ELF) is a common standard file format for executables, object code, shared libraries, and core dumps.

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Executable and Linkable Format File related extensions:

  • fsx F# Script
  • pcf RISCWatch Processor Configuration File
  • fec Ferite C Source Code
  • kmn Keyman Developer Keyboard Source File
  • ti Timber Language Include File
  • brh BREW Application Resource Header File

.elf - WinImage Extended Layer Data

The ELF data files are related to WinImage. The ELF file is a WinImage Extended Layer Data. Black Belt Systems WinImages is a bitmap graphics editor and special effects applicator that supports both automation of editing tasks and animation of effects. The WinImage seems to be no longer supported.

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WinImage Extended Layer Data related extensions:

  • bwz WinImage Batch Configuration
  • dsk WinImage Disk Image Data
  • ima WinImage Disk Image
  • imz WinImage ZIP Compressed Disk Image
  • w3d WinImage Raytracing Control Data
  • wil WinImage List

.elf - Xilinx ISE Block RAMs Data

The ELF development files are related to Xilinx ISE. The ELF file is a Xilinx ISE Block RAMs Data. Xilinx ISE is a complete ECAD (electronic computer-aided design) application.

Application:Xilinx ISE
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Xilinx ISE Block RAMs Data related extensions:

  • gyd Xilinx ISE CPLD Guide Data
  • alx Alpha Five Script Data
  • lgo MSWLogo Program Design
  • il Cadence SKILL File
  • scex Modgen Scenarion Data
  • ixx Modula-3 Linker Information Data

Be careful.

It is important to understand that the .elf file extension is not limited to a particular set of applications. Other programs besides the intended ones can also use the .elf extension to create files. This includes potentially harmful programs or malware that may generate .elf files for various purposes. Be especially cautious with .elf files coming from untrusted or unknown sources.

Can't open a .elf 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 an extension, you receive the following message:

Select an app to open this .elf file

To set the .elf 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. Under the Default apps section, you will find various categories such as Email, Web browser, and Music player.
  5. Locate the category that matches the file type you want to associate, such as 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 desired app is not listed, click on More apps to see additional options or click on Look for an app in the Microsoft Store to search for apps in the Store.
  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 .elf file association. Many applications can open .elf files without requiring any specific file association to be set.

The .elf file extension is often given incorrectly

Based on searches conducted on our site in the past year, we have compiled a list of the most common misspellings. These frequent misspellings can cause confusion and hinder search accuracy. Our goal in providing this list is to help users find the right information more easily and enhance their overall search experience on our website.

These misspellings were the most common in the past year:

dlf, ef, efl, eif, el, elb, elc, eld, ele, elg, elr, elt, elv, emf, eof

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

There is a possibility that the .elf filename extension is misspelled. To assist users in identifying potential errors, we provide a list of similar file extensions in our database.

Filename extensions similar to .elf:

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