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FRD File Extension

Need For Speed Track Data
  • Developer
    Electronic Arts, Inc.
  • Category
  • Popularity
    4 (6 votes)

What is FRD file?

Files with the FRD extension contain vehicle motion paths in older editions of the Need For Speed game. These allow players to experience the thrill of an adrenaline-fueled car race, conducted on urban roads. FRD files store the exact path a vehicle has taken in the virtual world.

How Are FRD Files Used?

Files with the FRD extension are primarily used by the Need For Speed game engine during the playback of replays. Data from FRD files determines the vehicle's course of movement. Dedicated software enables the editing of FRD files, for example, for purposes of modifying their content. Due to the high level of complexity of the internal structure of FRD files, manual opening is not recommended, as it can easily lead to damage, resulting in difficulties in launching the Need For Speed game environment.

Programs which support FRD file extension

Programs that can handle FRD files are as follows. Files with FRD extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support FRD file

Updated: 04/19/2024

How to open file with FRD extension?

Problems with accessing FRD may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with FRD extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Download and install Need for Speed Undercover

Install software to open FRD file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports FRD files installed on the system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install Need for Speed Undercover. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. The safest method of downloading Need for Speed Undercover installed is by going to developer’s website (Electronic Arts, Inc.) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Need for Speed Undercover

Update software that support file extension FRDIf the problems with opening FRD files still occur even after installing Need for Speed Undercover, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Need for Speed Undercover is available. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. If you have an older version of Need for Speed Undercover installed, it may not support FRD format. The latest version of Need for Speed Undercover should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign Need for Speed Undercover to FRD files

If you have the latest version of Need for Speed Undercover installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage FRD on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Associate software with FRD file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the FRD with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Need for Speed Undercover is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open FRD files and clicking OK.
Associate software with FRD file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the FRD file and select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with FRD extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Ensure that the FRD 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 FRD file in question. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

Check FRD file for viruses
1. The FRD may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

Should it happed that the FRD is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. FRD file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If you obtained the problematic FRD 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. When downloading the file with FRD extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Need for Speed Undercover

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with FRD extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Need For Speed Track Data file. It may be the case that the FRD files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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