RDR File - opening and understanding

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

What is a RDR file?

The .rdr file extension is used for a proprietary disk image format that contains the data for hard disk recovery. The RDR files can only be successfully opened using the Dynamic Report Decoder (DRD) software, CTI Group, R- Tools Technologies, and Ryder Systems, which are the primary developers of the DRD software. These groups are also mainly responsible for the development of the .rdr file format.

RDR files are often associated with data restore systems and back-up utilities for Microsoft Windows PC. Proprietary file containers are made to store the data files necessary for system recovery in the event of serious hard disk problems. These data files are stored in disk images that come in various formats and are sometimes even compressed and/or encrypted in the .rdr file format.

To access, read, extract or modify the files stored in RDR data disk images, licensed-proprietary decoder programs from the groups mentioned above are needed. R-Drive Image, which is developed by R- Tools Technologies, is one of the few programs specifically designed to manage .rdr disk images.

How to open RDR 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 RDR for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 3 different RDR openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension RDR

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

Various viewers for this file format

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

R-Drive ImageR-Drive ImageUser submitted
Application RenderingSurfaceEditorApplication RenderingSurfaceEditorUser submitted
Report DesignerReport DesignerUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with RDR-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 RDR-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!