File Extension Library

.SO File Extension

  • Category: Developer Files
  • Format: Binary

What are .SO files and how to open them?

Can't open .SO 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 .SO file.

What is a .SO file extension?

.SO file extension has been classified as Developer Files. The format of .SO file is Binary

.SO is Shared Library

Shared library loaded by C and C++ programs when they start; contains functions and other shared program logic; used for loading common libraries into memory so multiple programs can use the same codebase even though they run in separate operating system processes.

Shared libraries can be created from .O files, which contain compiled C or C++ code. SO files are typically saved to designated places in the file system and then linked to by programs that require their functions.

SO files are commonly built with the "gcc" C/C++ compiler that is part of the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC).

List of all softwares that can open the Shared Library
GNU Compiler Collection (GCC)
GNU Compiler Collection (GCC)

How to fix problems with .SO files

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