The File Extensions Database

.BEAM File Extension

  • Developer by: Ericsson
  • Category: Executable Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .BEAM file?

.BEAM is Compiled Erlang File

Executable file generated by the Erlang compiler, a program used for building BEAM files from .ERL source code files; saved in a binary format, called bytecode, and can be run with the Erlang virtual machine (VM).

Erlang is a programming language used for developing scalable real-time systems for e-commerce, instant messaging, and telephony.

NOTE: BEAM files are similar to Java .CLASS files, which contain bytecode that is run on the Java Virtual Machine (JVM). The Erjang project developed a virtual machine for Erlang that runs in Java. It loads BEAM files, converts them to the CLASS format, and then runs them with the JVM.

Programs that open Compiled Erlang File

How to solve problems with BEAM files

  • Associate the BEAM file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any BEAM file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.BEAM files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the BEAM file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .BEAM is Compiled Erlang File. Because only the current version supports the latest BEAM file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Ericsson manufacturer website after an available .BEAM is Compiled Erlang File update.
  • To make sure that your BEAM file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.