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Details of extension .rc

On this page, we're going to take a closer look at the .rc file extension.

We'll explain what exactly a .rc file format is and how you can use it. If you're interested in learning more details about this type of file, we'll show you where to find them. And if you ever need to convert .rc files into different formats, we'll give you some tips on how to do that too.

Let's see the 3 file formats associated with this file extension!


  1. Left 4 Dead RC Data
  2. Runtime Configuration File
  3. Visual Studio Resource Script

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Left 4 Dead RC Data

rc file - Left 4 Dead RC Data
The RC file belongs to the Game Data category and works with Left 4 Dead, being used as a Left 4 Dead RC Data. Left 4 Dead is a cooperative first-person shooter arcade-style video game. The developer is still actively supporting the Left 4 Dead, likely. Our data shows that Left 4 Dead uses 5 more file types.
Application: Left 4 Dead
Program name: -
Category: Game Data files
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Related extensions:
.lmp Left 4 Dead LMP Data
.scr Left 4 Dead Game Data
.ekv Left 4 Dead Game Data
.vfe Left 4 Dead Game Data

Runtime Configuration File

rc file - Runtime Configuration File
The 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.
Application: Notepad
Program name: notepad.exe
Mime-type: text/plain
Related extensions:
.ini Initialization File
.big5 Chinese Text Document
.cfg General Configuration
.txt Plain Text Document

Visual Studio Resource Script

rc file - Visual Studio Resource Script
The RC file belongs to the Development category and works with Visual Studio, being used as 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. The developer is still actively supporting the Visual Studio, likely. Our data shows that Visual Studio uses 39 more file types.
Application: Visual Studio
Program name: -
Category: Development files
Mime-type: text/plain
Related extensions:
.cs Visual C# .NET Class
.hs Haskell Source
.f Fortran Source Code
.is Modula-3 Intermediate Assembly File

The .rc file extension might not only belong to a single type of file, there could be various kinds that use it. Keep in mind that files with the .rc extension may contain various content types. If you have helpful information about this extension, write to us!

Could someone have spelled the .rc file extension wrong?

In our database, we came across the following similar extensions:

.ec Informix ESQL/C Source
.cr CRiSP Macro File
.rf RealFlash Clip
.rs Amiga Reassembler ReSource Data
.fc FirstClass Settings Data
.rx MS-DOS 7.0 Data

The .rc extension is frequently misused

People sometimes confuse the .rc filename extension. Based on the searches on our site, here are the most common misspellings from the past year.

ec (1), cr (1), rf (1), rs (1), fc (1), rx (1), tc (1), gc (1), rd (1), dc (1)

Having trouble opening a .rc file?

If you want to open a .rc file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. Incorrect settings for the .rc association can trigger this error.

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.rc

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 from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program with which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2016/2019/2022, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux, Mac OS X, macOS, iOS, Android