DRES File Extension

DRES file icon
Delphi Compiled Resource Format
  • Developer
    Embarcadero Technologies
  • Popularity
    3 (5 votes)

What is DRES file?

DRES is a file extension commonly associated with Delphi Compiled Resource Format files. Delphi Compiled Resource Format format was developed by Embarcadero Technologies. Files with DRES extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. Files with DRES extension are categorized as Developer Files files. The Developer Files subset comprises 992 various file formats. Embarcadero Delphi is by far the most used program for working with DRES files.

Programs which support DRES file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support DRES files. DRES files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support DRES file

How to open file with DRES extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening DRES files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Delphi Compiled Resource Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with DRES files.

Step 1. Get the Embarcadero Delphi

Problems with opening and working with DRES files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with DRES files being present on your machine. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download Embarcadero Delphi and install it on your device. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support DRES files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Embarcadero Delphi website and download the installer.

Step 2. Update Embarcadero Delphi to the latest version

If you already have Embarcadero Delphi installed on your systems and DRES files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. This can be one of the causes why DRES files are not compatible with Embarcadero Delphi. The most recent version of Embarcadero Delphi is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Delphi Compiled Resource Format files with Embarcadero Delphi

If you have the latest version of Embarcadero Delphi installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage DRES on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the DRES with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Embarcadero Delphi is installed, check the Always use this app to open DRES files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the DRES file and select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with DRES extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Ensure that the DRES file is complete and free of errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the DRES file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. The DRES may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

Should it happed that the DRES is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the DRES file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. DRES file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Ensure the file with DRES extension is complete and error-free

If you obtained the problematic DRES file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. It could happen the the download process of file with DRES extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Embarcadero Delphi

If the systems has insufficient resources to open DRES files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Delphi Compiled Resource Format files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle DRES files.

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