File Extension PYC

.PYC File

File extension: PYC
File type: Compiler Script (Bytecode)


Notes about the PYC file extension:



To open this file type, a required software must be installed. Without it you only see a Windows message "The following file cannot be opened" (Windows 7) or "How do you want to open this file?" (Windows 10) if you double-click the file. There click on "More apps" and choose a suitable software to view such files on your PC or from email attachments.

The PYC file type is primarily associated with 'Python' by Python Software Foundation. If parsing of the original ASCII script is completed then a bytecode version of the script is created. This bytecode executes faster but is more difficult to disassemble so keep the .PY script as well for future changes.

Detailed information for file extension PYC:


Primary association: Python
Company: Python Software Foundation
Mime type: application/x-bytecode.python, application/x-python-bytecode
Identifying characters Hex (position 2): 0D 0A
File Identifier - TrID
'Identifying characters' used on FILExt.com are
provided by Marco Pontello from his TrID database




To change file associations press Windows Key + X and then Apps and Features > Default apps > Choose default apps by file type. Invalid file associations could be the result of underlying issues within your Windows PC.

Technical data

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System Info for File Extension .PYC

The following listing is compiled from the database produced by the 'Associate This!' program, selected data from the main FILExt database and information FILExt collected directly from user systems.

ProgramID: Python.CompiledFile, FileType: Compiled Python File, AppName: python
EXEFile: python.exe

ProgramID: Python.CompiledFile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\CODING\Python23\python.exe %1 %*

ProgramID: Python.CompiledFile
EXEFile: C:\Python21\python.exe %1 %*

ProgramID: Python.CompiledFile
EXEFile: C:\Python23\python.exe %1 %*

ProgramID: Python.CompiledFile
EXEFile: D:\Python23\python.exe %1 %*

ProgramID: Python.CompiledFile
EXEFile: %SystemDrive%\IBMTOOLS\PYTHON22\python.exe %1 %*

ProgramID: Python.CompiledFile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Python23\python.exe %1 %*

ProgramID: Python.CompiledFile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Python\python.exe %1 %*

ProgramID: Python.CompiledFile
EXEFile: C:\Python24\python.exe %1 %*

ProgramID: Python.CompiledFile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Python24\python.exe %*

ProgramID: Python.CompiledFile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Python 2.4.4\python.exe %*

ProgramID: Pythonc
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\apache2triad\Python\bin\python.exe

ProgramID: Python.CompiledFile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\python25\python.exe %*

ProgramID: Python.CompiledFile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Python24\\python.exe %*

ProgramID: Python.CompiledFile
EXEFile: C:\Python26\python.exe %*


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