RUN File Type

- The quick facts

What are RUN files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a RUN 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 RUN file?

Files that contain the .run file extension are commonly associated with the Rune gaming application. The .run files that are used for this computer game contain the level map for the gaming software.

While the RUN files that are used by Rune contain map data, they do not contain any of the actual textures that are seen within the gaming environment.

The Unix Shell Installer has also been known to use the .run file suffix. These RUN files contain the installer script files that are used by the Unix Shell Installer.

AMOS executable files also use the .run file extension.

How to open RUN files

Important: Different programs may use files with the RUN file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your RUN 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 RUN openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: July 13, 2020

Suggest another file format using extension RUN

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

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

Race Technology data analysis packageRace Technology data analysis packageUser submitted
RuneRuneUser submitted
Virtual RC RacingVirtual RC RacingUser submitted
TeraByte OS Deployment ToolTeraByte OS Deployment ToolUser submitted
Bio-Rad iQ5Bio-Rad iQ5User submitted
Chrom Data ReviewChrom Data ReviewUser submitted
Rune - Halls of ValhallaRune - Halls of ValhallaUser submitted
DataSafe BackupDataSafe BackupUser submitted
Interactive GraphicsInteractive GraphicsUser submitted
CrysAlisProCrysAlisProUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with RUN-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 RUN-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!