.LIB File Extension

There are 2 file types use the .LIB file extension:

  1. Generic Data Library
  2. Finale Library

1. Generic Data Library

Generic Data Library
  • Developer N/A
  • Popularity
    4.2 (26 votes)
  • Category Data Files
  • Format N/A

A LIB file contains a library of information used by a specific program. It may store a variety of information, which may include functions and constants referenced by a program or actual objects, such as text clippings, images, or other media. LIB files are typically referenced by applications and should not be opened manually.

Windows dynamic libraries typically have a .DLL file extension. Macintosh dynamic libraries often have a .DYLIB extension.

Software's name License Platforms
Various programs Various programs MacWindows

Updated: March 17, 2020

2. Finale Library

Finale Library
  • Developer MakeMusic
  • Popularity
    3.5 (6 votes)
  • Category Data Files
  • Format N/A

File created by Finale, a music notation production program; contains music notation data such as a set of chords or articulations, text expressions, or document settings; similar to the common LIB file shown above.

To create a LIB file simply select File → Save Library..., check the type of library you want to save, click OK, choose your save location, name the file, and click Save.

To load the LIB file, select File → Load Library..., navigate to the location of your LIB file, select the file, and click Open.

Software's name License Platforms
MakeMusic Finale MakeMusic Finale Commercial MacWindows

Updated: January 7, 2014

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