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RC File Extension

Resource Script

What is RC file?

Full format name of files that use RC extension is Resource Script. Resource Script specification was created by Microsoft. RC files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. Files with RC extension are categorized as Developer Files files. The Developer Files subset comprises 1205 various file formats. Users are advised to use Microsoft Visual Studio software for managing RC files, although 6 other programs can also handle this type of file. On the official website of Microsoft Corporation developer not only will you find detailed information about theMicrosoft Visual Studio software, but also about RC and other supported file formats.

Programs which support RC file extension

Programs that can handle RC files are as follows. RC files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

How to open file with RC extension?

Problems with accessing RC may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with RC files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with RC files.

Step 1. Get the Microsoft Visual Studio

Install software to open RC file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports RC files installed on the system. The most obvious solution is to download and install Microsoft Visual Studio or one to the listed programs: Borland C++, Embarcadero C++Builder, Adobe ExtendScript. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support RC files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download Microsoft Visual Studio installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Microsoft Corporation website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Update Microsoft Visual Studio to the latest version

Update software that support file extension RCIf you already have Microsoft Visual Studio installed on your systems and RC 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. The reason that Microsoft Visual Studio cannot handle files with RC may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of Microsoft Visual Studio is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open RC files to Microsoft Visual Studio

If you have the latest version of Microsoft Visual Studio installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage RC on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Associate software with RC file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Clicking the RC 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
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Microsoft Visual Studio is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open RC files and clicking OK.
Associate software with RC file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected RC file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select Microsoft Visual Studio and click Change for all...
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with RC extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the RC is not faulty

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the RC file is valid. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

Check RC file for viruses
1. Check the RC file for viruses or malware

If the RC is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the RC file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the scanner detected that the RC file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the RC file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. If the RC file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Resource Script file.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Microsoft Visual Studio

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support RC files. Close all running programs and try opening the RC file.

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 Resource Script file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with RC files affecting older versions of given software.

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