REM File - opening and understanding

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

What is a REM file?

Files that contain the .rem file extension are usually encrypted files that are stored on a BlackBerry mobile device. The REM files may contain a number of file types and will normally include the original file extension before the .rem extension. For example, a JPEG image saved as a BlackBerry encrypted file may appear as filename.jpg.rem.

In some instances the .rem extension is also given to files created by the ACT! database software application. The REM files associated with the ACT! database program contain the application's database maintenance files. As the database is maintained, the REM files are automatically updated.

How to open REM 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 REM for different purposes.

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

Suggest another file format using extension REM

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

Various viewers for this file format

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

Picasa Photo ViewerPicasa Photo ViewerUser submitted
iTunesiTunesUser submitted
Adobe PhotoshopAdobe PhotoshopUser submitted
RealPlayerRealPlayerUser submitted
Rapid Eye Multi-MediaRapid Eye Multi-MediaUser submitted
Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
Photo GalleryPhoto GalleryUser submitted
REMClip ApplicationREMClip ApplicationUser submitted
JC&MB QuicknoteJC&MB QuicknoteUser submitted
PhotoPhotoUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with REM-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 REM-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!