File Extension RC

.RC File

File extension: RC
File type: Compiler Resource File

Notes about the RC file extension:

To open this file type, a required software must be installed. Without it you only see a Windows message "The following file cannot be opened" (Windows 7) or "How do you want to open this file?" (Windows 10) if you double-click the file. There click on "More apps" and choose a suitable software to view such files on your PC or from email attachments.

The RC file type is primarily associated with 'Compiler Resource File'.

This file is often used by compilers to hold program resources for the compile process.

A number of different compiler makers (e.g., Borland, CodeGear, etc.) use this file type and it's even common across operating systems.

Detailed information for file extension RC:

Primary association: Compiler Resource File
Related links: Borland Software Corporation, Embarcadero Technologies, Inc. (CodeGear)

Other applications associated with file type RC:

  • C++ (Resource Compiler Script File) by Borland Software Corporation The Mime types used with this association are: text/plain.
  • Mozilla (Netscape) (Subscription Information) by Mozilla.orgStores subscribe newsgroups for the current server. Located in the News directory.
  • PowerBASIC (Resource Script) by PowerBASIC, Inc. This association is classified as Source Code.
  • UNIX (Configuration or Initialization File), Various configuration files, usually on /etc, of Unix and Linux applications. , , It is usually pronounced as 'rec' or 'wreck'.  The file name may end in either '.rc' or 'rc'; the later being more common. , , This extension/suffix is normally in lower case, on a case sensitive file system. , , The origin of this suffix, from many years ago, was when the Unix system, as part of the boot process, ran the script /etc/rc to do all the application startup and configuration. As part of that process, 'rc' or 'rc.' now appears as a prefix. , , [Note: This entry used to describe this extension belonging to Emacs. This was in error and the extension is more general in nature on *nix systems.]
  • Unknown Apple II File ((found on Golden Orchard Apple II CD Rom))
  • Visual C++ (Resource Script) by Microsoft Corporation

To change file associations press Windows Key + X and then Apps and Features > Default apps > Choose default apps by file type. Invalid file associations could be the result of underlying issues within your Windows PC.

Technical data

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System Info for File Extension .RC

The following listing is compiled from the database produced by the 'Associate This!' program, selected data from the main FILExt database and information FILExt collected directly from user systems.

ProgramID: rcfile, FileType: Resource Script, AppName: Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2002
EXEFile: devenv.exe

ProgramID: rcfile, FileType: Resource Template, AppName: Microsoft (R) Developer Studio

ProgramID: LiteStep.rc
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\EDITOREN\WordPadWinXP\wordpad.exe %1

ProgramID: NeroUDFISOType
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Ahead\nero\nero.exe %1

ProgramID: PAARC
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\PowerArchiver\POWERARC.EXE %1

ProgramID: rcfile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Visual Studio .NET\Common7\IDE\devenv.exe /dde

ProgramID: Resource
EXEFile: %SystemRoot%\NOTEPAD.EXE %1

ProgramID: ResourceBuilder.Script
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\SiComponents\Resource Builder 2.0\Resbldr2.exe %1

ProgramID: VisualStudio.rc.7.1
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003\Common7\IDE\devenv.exe /dde

ProgramID: WinZip
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\WINZIP\winzip32.exe %1

ProgramID: DevCpp.rc
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Dev-Cpp\devcpp.exe %1

ProgramID: VisualStudio.rc.8.0
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\Common7\IDE\devenv.exe /dde %1

ProgramID: rcfile

ProgramID: DevCpp.rc
EXEFile: C:\Dev-Cpp\DevCpp.exe %1

ProgramID: DevCpp.rc
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\DevCPP\devcpp.exe

ProgramID: LiteStep.rc
EXEFile: %SystemRoot%\system32\NOTEPAD.EXE

ProgramID: DevCpp.rc
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Dev-Cpp\DevCpp.exe

ProgramID: DevCpp.rc
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%1\tFiles\Dev-Cpp\devcpp.exe

ProgramID: DevCpp.rc
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Dev-Cpp\DevCpp.exe

ProgramID: VisualStudio.rc.9.0
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Common7\IDE\devenv.exe

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