File Extension Library

.A File Extension

  • Category: Developer Files
  • Format: Text

What are .A files and how to open them?

Can't open .A file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .A file.

What is a .A file extension?

.A file extension has been classified as Developer Files. The format of .A file is Text

.A is Static Library

An A file contains a library of functions and headers that may be referenced by a C/C++ source file. It may store only a few functions or may include an entire library of functions, such as a 3D modeling engine. A files are typically created by the GNU ar utility.

A static libraries are more common in Unix-like systems than in Windows systems. In Windows, static libraies typically use the ".lib" extension instead of the ".a" extension.

NOTE: Using static libraries may result in larger program files, but enables faster loading times compared to dynamic libraries.

List of all softwares that can open the Static Library
Microsoft Visual Studio 2017
Microsoft Notepad
GNU Compiler Collection (GCC)
Apple TextEdit
Bare Bones BBEdit
GNU Compiler Collection (GCC)
GNU Emacs

How to fix problems with .A files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .A files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .A file format
  2. You need to check the .A file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)