The File Extensions Database

.RCD File Extension

  • Developer by: Symantec
  • Category: Video Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .RCD file?

.RCD is pcAnywhere Recorded Session File

Recording created by pcAnywhere remote desktop control software; stores a screen recording of the remote desktop environment as it is being used; may include multiple sessions in a single file; can be used for technical support logs.

RCD files are saved in a proprietary format and can only be played using the pcAnywhere software.

NOTE: If you want to convert an RCD file to a standard video format such as .MPG or .AVI, one option is to use a separate screen recording software and record your screen as the RCD file is played back in pcAnywhere.

Programs that open pcAnywhere Recorded Session File
Symantec pcAnywhere
File Type 2 LEGO MINDSTORMS Recording File
Developer by: The LEGO Group Category: CAD Files Format: Binary

File created by LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT robot programming software; records positions of a physical LEGO MINDSTORMS robot in sequence by taking samples at a high frequency; allows users to create and replay robot movements; saved with the filename RobotAction.rcd by default.

RCD files can be played on Android mobile devices with the MINDdroid app.


Programs that open LEGO MINDSTORMS Recording File
File Type 3 Arcade File
Developer by: University of Virginia Category: Data Files

File used by Arcade, a program created for modeling physical structures in real-time using computer game computational methods; used to create dynamic physical simulations in educational environments for teaching exercises, homework, and labs.

Arcade was developed by the University of Virginia and is distributed freely.

Programs that open Arcade File

How to solve problems with RCD files

  • Associate the RCD file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any RCD file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.RCD files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the RCD 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 .RCD is pcAnywhere Recorded Session File. Because only the current version supports the latest RCD file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Symantec manufacturer website after an available .RCD is pcAnywhere Recorded Session File update.
  • To make sure that your RCD file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.