Filename Extensions
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Details of extension .rc

2 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) in our database

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

  • What is the .rc file?
  • Which program can create the .rc file?
  • Where can you find a description of the .rc format?
  • What can convert .rc files to a different format?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .rc extension?
Runtime Configuration File .rc file icon

Runtime Configuration File

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.
Detailed description not available
Category: Configuration files
Application: Notepad
Program name: notepad.exe
Mime-type: text/plain
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:
Configuration File
Initialization File
Plain Text Document
Unicode Text File
Chinese Text Document
Visual Studio Resource Script .rc file icon

Visual Studio Resource Script

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.
Category: Development files
Application: Visual Studio
Program name: -
Mime-type: text/plain
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:
Assembly Source Code
C Source Code
C++ Source Code
Visual C++ Dialog
Fortran Source Code
C Header File
Microsoft Visual Studio Workspace Options
Modula-3 Source Code
Pascal/Delphi Source Code

Other types of files may also use the .rc file extension. If you have helpful information about .rc extension, write to us!

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar extensions in our database:

CRiSP Macro File
DesignCAD Document
Informix ESQL/C Source
QLogic FibreChannel Firmware Code
GraphClick File
Reaction Data File
RealFlash Clip
Sun Raster Image
Real Video Movie

The .rc filename extension is often given incorrectly!

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

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

Can't open a .rc file?

If you want to open a .rc file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. If the .rc association isn't set correctly, you may receive the following error message:

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 whith 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 2003/2008/2012/2016, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android