RELS files are associated with Open Office software developed by Microsoft. RELS files store information used when processing XML documents.
RELS files store XML-formatted document data. RELS files are saved in _rels folder of associated XML document. RELS files can be edited with standard text editor.
The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with RELS files, divided into 2 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with RELS 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.
Being unable to open files with RELS extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with RELS extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with RELS files.
Problems with opening and working with RELS files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with RELS files being present on your machine. The most obvious solution is to download and install Microsoft Word or one to the listed programs: Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint. 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 Microsoft Word installed is by going to developer’s website (Microsoft Corporation) and downloading the software using provided links.
If the problems with opening RELS files still occur even after installing Microsoft Word, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Microsoft Word is available. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. If you have an older version of Microsoft Word installed, it may not support RELS format. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Microsoft Word.
If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate RELS files with latest version of Microsoft Word you have installed 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.
Change the default application in Windows
Change the default application in Mac OS
You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper RELS file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.
If the RELS is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the scanner detected that the RELS file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.
Did you receive the RELS file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. 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 RELS extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.
Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.
If the systems has insufficient resources to open RELS files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.
Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Open Office XML Relationships Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with RELS files affecting older versions of given software.
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