File Extension Library

.REM File Extension

  • Developer by: Research In Motion
  • Category: Misc Files
  • Format: Binary

What are .REM files and how to open them?

Can't open .REM file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .REM file.

What is a .REM file extension?

.REM file extension is created by Research In Motion. .REM has been classified as Misc Files. The format of .REM file is Binary.

.REM is BlackBerry Encrypted Data File

File stored on a BlackBerry smartphone; may be one of several different file types, but uses an ".rem" extension to indicate the file has been encrypted; often has a compound file extension, such as ".jpg.rem," which would be an encrypted JPEG image file.

REM files can only be decrypted on a BlackBerry phone. You can turn off encryption by navigating to Options → Advanced → Media Card → Encrypt Media Files and then choosing "no." Once encryption is turned off, then you can transfer files to a computer and open them normally.

NOTE: REM files may be transferred to a computer using RIM's BlackBerry software, but cannot be opened directly on a Mac or PC.

List of all softwares that can open the BlackBerry Encrypted Data File
Research In Motion BlackBerry Desktop Manager
Research In Motion BlackBerry Desktop Manager

How to fix problems with .REM files

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