File Extension Library

.Y File Extension

  • Developer by: Stephen C. Johnson
  • Category: Developer Files
  • Format: Text

What is an .Y file?

.Y file extension is created by Stephen C. Johnson. .Y has been classified as Developer Files. The format of .Y file is Text.

.Y is Yacc Source File

Developer file used by Yacc (Yet Another Compiler-Compiler), a program used to generate source code parsers; contains formal declarations for how a programming language is defined; used for generating parsers for various languages.

NOTE: Yacc has been used for creating the parser for the C programming language.

List of all softwares that can open the Yacc Source File
Microsoft Visual Studio with MKS Lex & Yacc plug-in
Apple Xcode
Berkeley Yacc
Berkeley Yacc
File Type 2:

Subsampled Raw YUV Image

Category: Raster Image Files

One of three files from a split .PPM file; others are .U and .V files; YUV representation is used by the Stanford MPEG codec.

List of all softwares that can open the Subsampled Raw YUV Image
Microsoft Windows Media Player with YUV Genius package
Apple QuickTime Player with QuickTime YUV codec
Apple QuickTime Player with QuickTime YUV codec
File Type 3:

Amiga Yabba Compressed File

Category: Compressed Files

File archive compressed using Amiga Yabba compression, a type of compression used only on Amiga systems.

List of all softwares that can open the Amiga Yabba Compressed File
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe for Windows
Cloanto Amiga Forever
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 16
Cloanto Amiga Forever

How to Open .Y file on different platforms

Open .Y File on Windows

  • Right-click a .Y
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .Y file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .Y files" Press "Ok"

Open .Y File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .Y file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .Y File on Linux

Right click on the .Y file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .Y File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .Y file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .Y File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .Y files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .Y files

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