How to open REC files

Did your computer fail to open a REC file? We explain what REC files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your files.

What is a REC file?

Files that contain the .rec file extension are most commonly associated with the Topfield PVR digital video recorders. When a Topfield PVR digital video recorder creates a video file, that file is saved with the .rec file extension.

The REC file format is a proprietary file format that is also referred to as a Toppy file. REC files are compressed, which allows for added file space on the PRR digital recorder drive.

The ARCserve software application has also been known to use the .rec file suffix. These ARC filees contain archivation protocol files that are used by the software.

The Easy CD Creator also uses the .rec file extension. These REC files contain back up and recovery files that allow a user to restore lost or corrupt data on their hard drive.

REC file openers, viewers, etc.

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

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