File Extension Library

.REM File Extension

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

What is an .REM file?

.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 Open .REM file on different platforms

Open .REM File on Windows

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

Open .REM File on Mac

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

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

Open .REM File on iPhone

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

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.)