Having problems opening a RES file?

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Opening RES files

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

What is a RES file?

Files that contain the .res file extension are usually resource files that have been written in either the Delphi or C++ programming languages for use on Windows-run operating systems.

A RES file will normallly contain information about the associated computer program, such as the type of graphics included in the program and the cursors and icons that the application uses. The RES file may also include information about the version of the program that the user has installed on his or her hard drive.

RES files are commonly used by gaming applications such as Half Life, Evil Islands and SWAT 3.

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About File Extension RES

File.org aims to be the go-to resource for file type- and related software information. We spend countless hours researching various file formats and software that can open, convert, create or otherwise work with those files.

If you have additional information about the RES file format or software that uses files with the RES suffix, please do get in touch - we would love hearing from you.