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REST file extension

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

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

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

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

✅ Docutils reStructuredText Document

REST file is a Docutils reStructuredText Document. Docutils is an open-source text processing system for processing plaintext documentation into useful formats, such as HTML, LaTeX, man-pages, open-document or XML.
Category: Document files
Application: Docutils
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
REST aliases:
REST related links:
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Other types of files may also use the .rest file extension.

🚫 The .rest file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

est, res, ret, rset, rst

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

Extensions Manager RSET Data
Streets & Trips Map Data
Windows Resource File
reStructuredText File
Abaqus/Standard Restart Data
Idrisi Raster Format RAW Image
Qualitek-4 Results Data
ANSYS Results Data
4D Database Client Resource Data
Atari ST NEOchrome Master Image

🔴 Can't open a .rest 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 .rest 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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