The File Extensions Database

.RC2 File Extension

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

What is an .RC2 file?

.RC2 is Visual Studio Resources File

Developer file used by Visual Studio, a software development program for Windows; saves resources, such as icons, bitmaps, and user interface components; differs from an .RC file because Visual Studio's Resource Compiler does not manage the resources in the RC2 file.

RC2 files can also be used as includes within RC files. If this is done, the RC2 file can act as a shared library between projects.

Programs that open Visual Studio Resources File
Microsoft Visual Studio 2017
File Type 2 Samsung Mobile Device Firmware File
Developer by: Samsung Category: System Files Format: Binary

System file used by some Samsung mobile devices; contains data used for running the operating system; not meant to be opened or edited manually, but some mobile phone users have used programs such as MultiLoader to "flash" the device with custom modifications.

MultiLoader has been discontinued and is no longer maintained.

How to solve problems with RC2 files

  • Associate the RC2 file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any RC2 file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.RC2 files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the RC2 file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .RC2 is Visual Studio Resources File. Because only the current version supports the latest RC2 file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Microsoft manufacturer website after an available .RC2 is Visual Studio Resources File update.
  • To make sure that your RC2 file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.