File Extension Library

.RC File Extension

  • Developer by: Microsoft
  • Category: Developer Files
  • Format: Text

What is an .RC file?

.RC file extension is created by Microsoft. .RC has been classified as Developer Files. The format of .RC file is Text.

.RC is Resource Script

Developer file used by software development applications such as Visual Studio and Borland C++; saved in a plain text format and includes references to resources, such as user interface components, images, or icon files; used for compiling the resources into .RES files used by the final program build.

List of all softwares that can open the Resource Script
File Viewer Plus
Microsoft Visual Studio 2017
Embarcadero C++Builder
Borland C++Builder
Resource Hacker

How to Open .RC file on different platforms

Open .RC File on Windows

  • Right-click a .RC
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .RC file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .RC files" Press "Ok"

Open .RC File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .RC file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .RC File on Linux

Right click on the .RC file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .RC File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .RC file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .RC File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .RC files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .RC files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .RC files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .RC file format
  2. You need to check the .RC file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)