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REST File Extension

  • Category
    Document Files
  • Popularity
    3.6 (3 votes)

What is REST file?

REST is a file extension commonly associated with ReStructuredText files. REST file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. REST file format, along with 574 other file formats, belongs to the Document Files category. The most popular software that supports REST files is Sublime Text. Sublime Text software was developed by Sublime HQ Pty Ltd, and on its official website you may find more information about REST files or the Sublime Text software program.

Programs which support REST file extension

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

How to open file with REST extension?

Being unable to open files with REST extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with REST 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 REST files.

Step 1. Download and install Sublime Text

Install software to open REST file Problems with opening and working with REST files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with REST files being present on your machine. The solution is straightforward, just download and install Sublime Text. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Sublime Text website and download the installer.

Step 2. Check the version of Sublime Text and update if needed

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 The reason that Sublime Text cannot handle files with REST may be that the software is outdated.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

Step 3. Associate ReStructuredText files with Sublime Text

After installing Sublime Text (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open REST files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with REST file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the REST with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Sublime Text is installed, check the Always use this app to open REST files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with REST file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the REST file and select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with REST extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Ensure that the REST 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 REST file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

Check REST file for viruses
1. Verify that the REST in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the REST file hinders attempts to open 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 REST file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If you obtained the problematic REST file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. If the REST file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Check whether your system can handle Sublime Text

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

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with ReStructuredText files and ensure security of your device and operating system. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle REST files.

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