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RC file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .rc file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .rc file?
  • What program do I need to open a .rc file?
  • How can the .rc file be opened, edited or printed?
  • How can I convert .rc files to another format?

We hope you find this page helpful and a valuable resource!

2 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database

✅ Runtime Configuration File

RC file is a Runtime Configuration. Many applications in Unix like systems use an rc file in which the user can put startup configurations or actions.
RC format description not yet available
Application: Notepad
Mime-type: text/plain
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
RC aliases:
RC related links:
RC related extensions:
Configuration File

Initialization File

Plain Text Document

Unicode Text File

Chinese Text Document

✅ Visual Studio Resource Script

RC file is a Visual Studio Resource Script. A resource script (RC) file contains statements that define all of the items that will be included in the compiled binary resource file.
Application: Visual Studio
Mime-type: text/plain
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
RC aliases:
RC related links:
RC related extensions:
Assembly Source Code

C Source Code

C++ Source Code

Visual C++ Dialog

Fortran Source Code

C Header File

Microsoft Visual Studio Workspace Options

Modula-3 Source Code

Pascal/Delphi Source Code

Visual C# .NET Class

Other types of files may also use the .rc file extension.

🚫 The .rc file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

cr, dc, ec, fc, gc, rd, rf, rs, rv, rx, tc

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

RealFlash Clip
Borland Reflex Database Driver
Future Composer Module
QLogic FibreChannel Firmware Code
DesignCAD Document
Informix ESQL/C Source
CRiSP Macro File
Sun Raster Image
Real Video Movie
TrueCrypt Volume

🔴 Can't open a .rc file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows cannot open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .rc file association, check the FAQ.

🔴 Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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