RCF File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a RCF file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .RCF files.

What is a RCF file?

Files that contain the .rcf file extension are used for a variety of file formats by a number of different software applications.

The .rcf file extension is most commonly used by the Prototype computer game. These RCF files contain the game files that are referenced by the application during a user’s game play.

The .rcf file extension is also used by the Colin McRae computer gaming application. These RCF files contain the race car configuration files that are referenced by the computer. When a user creates a race car within the game, each race car is saved in a file with the .rcf file suffix.

How to open RCF files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension RCF for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 7 different RCF openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension RCF

While we know of one file format using the .RCF file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .RCF file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of RCF files. Remember, different programs may use RCF files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

System Report ViewerSystem Report ViewerUser submitted
Regen ApplicationRegen ApplicationUser submitted
WinOnCDWinOnCDUser submitted
ZRoundZRoundUser submitted
Dragon UnPACKerDragon UnPACKerUser submitted
PCConfigurePCConfigureUser submitted
SonicWALL Global VPN ClientSonicWALL Global VPN ClientUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with RCF-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with RCF-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!