RDF File - opening and understanding

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

What is a RDF file?

RDF stands for Resource Description Framework. Files that contain the .rdf file extension are documents that have been written in the Resource Description Framework language. These files are used to store information about the websites that use this file format.

The RDF file format that is used to store this information is called "metadata". The metadata details of an RDF file include details about a website's map, keywords, page descriptions and updates.

The RDF file format is often used by Firefox to store the settings and configurations for certain windows and toolbars that are used within the Firefox browser.

How to open RDF 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 RDF for different purposes.

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

Suggest another file format using extension RDF

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

Various viewers for this file format

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

WinRARWinRARUser submitted
Free File ViewerFree File ViewerUser submitted
PowerProducerPowerProducerUser submitted
XULRunnerXULRunnerUser submitted
UltraISO PremiumUltraISO PremiumUser submitted
Edge Code CCEdge Code CCUser submitted
BracketsBracketsUser submitted
Producer ApplicationProducer ApplicationUser submitted
Oracle Reports DeveloperOracle Reports DeveloperUser submitted
RViewRViewUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with RDF-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 RDF-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!