RDL File Extension

RDL file icon
Corel Paradox Format
  • Developer
    Corel Corporation
  • Category
  • Popularity
    3 (3 votes)

What is RDL file?

RDL filename suffix is mostly used for Corel Paradox Format files. Corel Paradox Format specification was created by Corel Corporation. RDL files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. RDL file format, along with 363 other file formats, belongs to the Database Files category. The most popular program for handling RDL files is WordPerfect Office, but users can choose among 1 different programs that support this file format. WordPerfect Office software was developed by Corel Corporation, and on its official website you may find more information about RDL files or the WordPerfect Office software program.

Programs which support RDL file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support RDL files. Files with RDL 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 RDL file

How to open file with RDL extension?

Being unable to open files with RDL extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with RDL 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. Get the WordPerfect Office

Install software to open RDL file Problems with opening and working with RDL files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with RDL files being present on your machine. This one is an easy one. Select WordPerfect Office or one of the recommended programs (for example, Corel Paradox) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support RDL files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download WordPerfect Office installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Corel Corporation website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Update WordPerfect Office to the latest version

Update software that support file extension RDLIf the problems with opening RDL files still occur even after installing WordPerfect Office, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of WordPerfect Office is available. 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 RDL files are not compatible with WordPerfect Office. The latest version of WordPerfect Office should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Corel Paradox Format files with WordPerfect Office

If you have the latest version of WordPerfect Office installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage RDL 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 RDL file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the RDL file
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the WordPerfect Office installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open RDL files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with RDL file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with RDL extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select WordPerfect Office and click Change for all...
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with RDL extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the RDL for errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the RDL file is valid. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

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

If the RDL is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. 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 RDL file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Verify that the RDL file’s structure is intact

If the RDL file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. It could happen the the download process of file with RDL 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

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Corel Paradox Format file again.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run WordPerfect Office

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with RDL 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 Corel Paradox Format files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with RDL files affecting older versions of given software.

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