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RC file format description

Many people share .rc files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .rc file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .rc files.

2 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.rc - Runtime Configuration File

The RC configuration files are related to Notepad. RC file is a Runtime Configuration. Many applications in Unix like systems use an rc file in which the user can put startup configurations or actions.

Configuration files
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Runtime Configuration File related extensions:
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Microsoft Exchange Non-Delivery Report Bad Mail Pointer

.rc - Visual Studio Resource Script

The RC development files are related to Visual Studio. RC file is a Visual Studio Resource Script. A resource script (RC) file contains statements that define all of the items that will be included in the compiled binary resource file.

Visual Studio
Development files
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Visual Studio Resource Script related extensions:
MascotCapsule Resource Data
Visual C++ Project Filters
ASP.NET Master Page
Visual Studio Incremental Link File
Assembly Header File
Windows 8 App Package Symbols

Naturally, other applications may also use the .rc file extension. Even harmful programs can create .rc files. Be especially cautious with .rc files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .rc file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .rc file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

rd, rf, cr, tc, rv, fc, dc, rx, gc, ec

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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Operating systems

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Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8, Windows 10, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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