.BEAM File Extension

File Type:
Compiled Erlang File

Having trouble opening .beam extension? Don't panic! This page explains what beam files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open beam files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a BEAM file?

Beam file extension has Compiled Erlang file type, developed by Ericsson, which is associated with the "executable files" category.

Erlang compiler generates files with this extension when creates BEAM files from source code contained in a .ERL file. Erlang virtual machine can be used to read BEAM files, which are similar to .CLASS compiled JAVA files that are also saved in a binary (bytecode) format.  

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

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File Type:
Compiled Erlang File
Executable Files

How to open BEAM file?

Double click the beam file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .beam extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the beam extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

File Size: 3.04 MB, Download time: < 1 min. on DSL/ADSL/Cable

This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the beam file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open BEAM files

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the beam file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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