RPC File Extension

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Visual Basic Crystal Reports

What is RPC file?

RPC is a file extension commonly associated with Visual Basic Crystal Reports files. RPC file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. RPC file format, along with 4866 other file formats, belongs to the Misc Files category. Visual Basic supports RPC files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 1 other tools may also be used. Visual Basic software was developed by Microsoft Corporation, and on its official website you may find more information about RPC files or the Visual Basic software program.

Programs which support RPC file extension

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

How to open file with RPC extension?

Problems with accessing RPC may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with RPC 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 RPC files.

Step 1. Install Visual Basic software

Install software to open RPC file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports RPC files installed on the system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Visual Basic or different compatible program, such as Microsoft Visual Studio. 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 Visual Basic installed is by going to developer’s website (Microsoft Corporation) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Check the version of Visual Basic and update if needed

Update software that support file extension RPCYou still cannot access RPC files although Visual Basic is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. 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 Visual Basic installed, it may not support RPC format. The most recent version of Visual Basic is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Visual Basic Crystal Reports files with Visual Basic

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

Associate software with RPC 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 RPC file
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Visual Basic is installed, check the Always use this app to open RPC files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with RPC file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with RPC extension, select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select Visual Basic and click Change for all...
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with RPC extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Check the RPC for errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the RPC file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

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

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the RPC file hinders attempts to open it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. RPC file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

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

If you obtained the problematic RPC file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. 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 RPC 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.

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 Visual Basic Crystal Reports file.

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

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

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Visual Basic Crystal Reports files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle RPC files.

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