What are RC files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a RC file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.
What is a RC file?
RC files have multiple uses, and Resource File Script is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.
Resource File Script
These files are resource script files used by different software compilers. A compiler is a tool used by a programmer to generate executable programs from source code.
Resource scripts contain instructions on how a compiler should generate the program's associated resource file. A resource file contains external data like icons, text, images, etc.
For a resource that exists in a separate file, such as an icon or cursor, the script specifies the resource and the file that contains it. For some resources, such as a menu, the full definition of the resource exists within the script.
How to open RC files
We have identified three RC openers that are compatible with this specific type of RC file.
Programs that open Resource File Script files
Last updated: March 10, 2023
All known file formats using extension .RC
While Resource File Script is a popular type of RC-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .RC file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.
Record Columnar File (RCFile)
We know that one RC format is Record Columnar File (RCFile). We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested ten different RC openers which you will find listed below.
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of RC files. Remember, different programs may use RC files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.
|Borland C++||User submitted|
|progeCAD Professional||User submitted|
|Microsoft Fortran PowerStation||User submitted|
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