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Informations about the DYLIB filename extension and the file formats associated with it

We collected the information you should know about the .dylib filename on this page. If you were sent a(n) .dylib file in an e-mail, but you don’t know what to do with it, then you can find help here. We strive to suggest free, open-source applications that are available to everyone for the file formats.

1 filename extension(s) are in our database

.dylib - Mach-O Dynamic Library

The DYLIB file is a Development file, which is connected to the Mach-O Dynamic Library according to our registry. With the adequate settings, the Mach-O Dynamic Library (.dylib) files can be opened or converted with the help of Mac OS X.

Format description:
DYLIB format
Mac OS X
Magic string:
- / -
Related links:
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

Important! Programs other than the ones listed above may also use the .dylib file extension. Even harmful programs can create files with the .dylib extension to store data in them. Always be careful with .dylib files coming from unknown sources. Don’t open executable files that arrived in mails, even if you know the sender.

The .dylib file can’t be opened on your computer?

If the program necessary for opening the .dylib file is installed properly on your computer, then the quickest and simplest way to open the .dylib file is to double-click on the file’s name. If that doesn’t work, then the right software probably isn’t installed on your computer.

While opening the .dylib file, you may receive an error message from the associated application, this can be caused by the following:

Associated applications

The Windows operating system stores information about the applications associated to the file extensions in the registry database. The associations can be queried or modified in the Command Prompt window with the "assoc" command.

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