SO File Extension

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ELF Shared Library Format
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What is SO file?

A .SO file is a shared library file that supports functions and programs, which is a compiled C/C++ code, and the file can be shared and linked dynamically with other programs. The .SO file is saved in the Executable and Linkable format (ELF), wherein the ELF is supported on UNIX-based systems. The .SO file can be loaded as common libraries into the memory to share the functionalities across multiple programs supported on the OS.  

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the SO file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the SO file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the SO file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the SO file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the SO file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the SO file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

Do you want to help?

If you have additional information about the SO file, we will be grateful if you share it with our users. To do this, use the form here and send us your information on SO file.

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