RES File Type

- The quick facts

What are RES files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a RES file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a RES file?

RES files have multiple uses, and Windows Compiled Resource is one of them.

Windows Compiled Resource

These files are resource files that have been produced by either the Delphi or C++ programming languages for use on Windows PCs. A RES file contains information used by the associated program, such as the graphics displayed 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 their hard drive.

How to open RES files

Important: Different programs may use files with the RES file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your RES file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

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

Last updated: June 29, 2022

More file formats using the RES extension

Through our research of RES files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • .NET Framework Resource Data
  • Alchemy Mindworks Resource Data
  • ArtCraft Resource
  • Bink Texture
  • Borland Turbo Vision Resource
  • Godot Resource Data
  • Klasik Resource Data
  • Looking Glass Resource Data
  • Microsoft Project For MS-DOS Resources
  • Project IGI Resource Data
  • Scream Engine Resource Data
  • SHELX Output
  • SNNS Result
  • SoftMax Resource
  • Stunt Island Resource
  • The Software Toolworks Resources Archive

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

Borland C++Borland C++User submitted
progeCAD ProfessionalprogeCAD ProfessionalUser submitted
CFD-PostCFD-PostUser submitted
Materials StudioMaterials StudioUser submitted
TimetableTimetableUser submitted
femm Applicationfemm ApplicationUser submitted
Open WatcomOpen WatcomUser submitted
Silk Test ClassicSilk Test ClassicUser submitted
MercuryMercuryUser submitted
CrystalMakerCrystalMakerUser submitted

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