RD File - opening and understanding

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

What is a RD file?

Files that contain the .rd file extension are most commonly associated with Macromedia's Captivate software application.

Captivate is a software program that allows users to record activity that is being conducted within a specific application. The software then allows the users to add text, animations and audio to the activity recordings.

The program is often used to create software training demonstrations, allowing users to watch step-by-step instructions showing how an associated software application works.

The RD files that are used by the Captivate program contain the finished Captivate files that are distributed to the end user.

The .rd file extension is also used for reaction data files.

How to open RD 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 RD for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different RD openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension RD

While we know of one file format using the .RD 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 .RD file.

Various viewers for this file format

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

Adobe CaptivateAdobe CaptivateUser submitted
Tinn-R EditorTinn-R EditorUser submitted
ChemAxon Marvin BeansChemAxon Marvin BeansUser submitted
UC-win/RoadUC-win/RoadUser submitted
Tinn-RTinn-RUser submitted
CaptivateCaptivateUser submitted
Tinn-R Gui/EditorTinn-R Gui/EditorUser submitted
Materials StudioMaterials StudioUser submitted
Runway DesignerRunway DesignerUser submitted
RoboDemoRoboDemoUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with RD-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 RD-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!