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RDG File Extension

Morae Recorded Video
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What is RDG file?

In files with the .RDG extension, video data captured by TechSmith Corporation's Morae software are stored. This is a proprietary format, only readable by applications from the Morae suite: Recorder, Observer, or Manager. These applications are used for testing within the Microsoft Windows operating system environment - for data analysis, creating video clips, and presentations.

Creation of RDG Files in the System

Files with the .RDG extension are created by the Morae Recorder program. It is located on the computer - the system on which the test is to be conducted. Working in the background, it allows for simultaneous:

  • recording screen activity,
  • recording the image from a camera connected to the computer,
  • optional transmission of images from both sources to the connected Observer application.

Starting and stopping the activity is also possible from the Observer application on another computer. During the session, task logs can be created, which are attached to the final recording at the end.

Playback of Morae Recorded Video - RDG

The file with the test session recording on the device where the test was performed is saved in the .RDG format. Its playback is only possible after the session ends, solely in the Morae Manager software. A copy of the recording can also be saved on a computer with the connected Observer application, then it takes the form of a file in the .WMV format and a text file .TXT with session logs. The software allows for the creation of .AVI clips or PowerPoint presentations from the recording materials, as well as analyses and charts.

Programs which support RDG file extension

The following listing features RDG-compatible programs. Files with RDG suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support RDG file

Windows Windows

Updated: 02/29/2024

How to open file with RDG extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening RDG files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with RDG extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Download and install Morae

Install software to open RDG file Problems with opening and working with RDG files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with RDG files being present on your machine. The solution is straightforward, just download and install Morae. 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 Morae installed is by going to developer’s website (TechSmith Corporation) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Morae

Update software that support file extension RDGIf the problems with opening RDG files still occur even after installing Morae, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Morae is available. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. The reason that Morae cannot handle files with RDG may be that the software is outdated. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Morae.

Step 3. Assign Morae to RDG files

After installing Morae (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open RDG files. 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 RDG file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Clicking the RDG 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 Morae is installed, check the Always use this app to open RDG files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with RDG file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with RDG extension, 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 RDG extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the RDG is not faulty

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

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

Should it happed that the RDG is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the scanner detected that the RDG file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the RDG file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. 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 RDG extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

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

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Morae Recorded Video file again.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Morae

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

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 Morae Recorded Video files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with RDG files affecting older versions of given software.

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