RDP File - opening and understanding

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

What is a RDP file?

The .rdp file extension is used for a settings and configurations file format, which was developed by Microsoft Corporation. These RDP files are also known as Microsoft Windows Remote Desktop Connection settings files. These .rdp files are used by the Remote Desktop Connection service in Microsoft Windows PCs, which allows users to remotely connect to their Windows PCs through terminal servers.These RDP files contain settings and configurations that have been saved by the user through options provided by the program interface of the Microsoft Windows Remote Desktop Connection service. These .rdp files are automatically updated when a user saves changes to the settings and configurations of the Microsoft Windows Remote Desktop Connection service. These RDP files may also store metadata details like date and time stamps for the creation and most recent modifications that have been done to these RDP files by the Microsoft Windows Remote Desktop Connection service.The Microsoft Windows Remote Desktop Connection service internally uses these .rdp files. It is advised to leave these RDP files alone, in order for the Microsoft Windows Remote Desktop Connection service to continue functioning correctly.

How to open RDP 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 RDP for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 4 different RDP openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension RDP

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

Various viewers for this file format

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

TSX RemoteAppTSX RemoteAppUser submitted
ReadPMIReadPMIUser submitted
Rugrats Print ShopRugrats Print ShopUser submitted
RADIAS Sound EditorRADIAS Sound EditorUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with RDP-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 RDP-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!