File Extension Library

.RDP File Extension

  • Developer by: Microsoft
  • Category: Settings Files

What is an .RDP file?

.RDP file extension is created by Microsoft. .RDP has been classified as Settings Files.

.RDP is Remote Desktop Configuration File

Contains the necessary information for a connection to a terminal server, including the configuration of the options when the file was saved; used by Microsoft's Remote Desktop Services and related applications.

RDP files contain several parameters, including server address, port number, username, password, domain, desktop size, screen mode, and several others. They are saved in a plain text format that can be edited with a text editor.

List of all softwares that can open the Remote Desktop Configuration File
Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection
Microsoft Terminal Services Client
Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection
Terminal Server Client

How to Open .RDP file on different platforms

Open .RDP File on Windows

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

Open .RDP File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .RDP 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 .RDP File on Linux

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

Open .RDP File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .RDP 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 .RDP 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 .RDP files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .RDP files

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