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Details of extension .rtf

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

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

  • What is the .rtf file?
  • Which program can create the .rtf file?
  • Where can you find a description of the .rtf format?
  • What can convert .rtf files to a different format?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .rtf extension?
Rich Text Format Document .rtf file icon

Rich Text Format Document

RTF file is a Rich Text Format Document. It is a document file format that has been continually developed by Microsoft since 1987 for cross-platform document interchange.
Category: Document files
Application: Microsoft Word
Program name: winword.exe
Mime-type: application/rtf
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
rtdf, rtfd, rtx
Related extensions:
Windows Help Content
ClarisWorks Document
Data Interchange Format
Microsoft Word Document
Lotus Word Pro Document
Microsoft Word for Macintosh Document
Revisable-Form Text
Ami Pro Document
Plain Text Document

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

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar extensions in our database:

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Adobe RoboHelp for FrameMaker Project

The .rtf filename extension is often given incorrectly!

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

rgf (1), rff (1), trf (1), gtf (1), rtv (1), etf (1), rtr (1), rte (1), rtc (1), rt (1), rhf (1), rft (1), ttf (1), rf (1), tf (1)

Can't open a .rtf file?

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

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.rtf

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