.YCHAT File Extension

File Type:
Yahoo! Messenger Chat Log

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

What is a YCHAT file?

Ychat file extension has Yahoo! Messenger Chat Log file type, developed by Yahoo!, which is associated with the "data files" category.

Generated with Yahoo! Messenger, the file allows saving conversation history as it stores a log of all the received and sent messages. It also provides the contact and current date in the filename.

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

ychat file icon
File Type:
Yahoo! Messenger Chat Log
Data Files

How to open YCHAT file?

Double click the ychat 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 .ychat 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 ychat 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 ychat 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 YCHAT files

  • MacOS MacOS
    • Yahoo! Messenger Yahoo! Messenger

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 ychat file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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