The File Extensions Database

.RRD File Extension

  • Category: GIS Files

What is an .RRD file?

.RRD is Reduced Resolution Dataset File

GIS file created by geospatial processing programs such as ERDAS IMAGINE and ArcGIS Desktop; stores a reduced dataset from an original raster image using pyramid layers, which speed up the display of raster maps; often used for saving discrete zoom levels on a map.

RRD files are commonly generated from raster data in GeoTIFF .TIF files or JPEG 2000 .JP2 files.

Programs that open Reduced Resolution Dataset File
ESRI ArcGIS for Desktop

How to solve problems with RRD files

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