.RES File Extension

Embarcadero Technologies
File Type:
Windows Resource File

Having trouble opening .res extension? Don't panic! This page explains what res files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open res files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a RES file?

Res file extension has Windows Resource file type, developed by Embarcadero Technologies, which is associated with the "developer files" category.

Created by Delphi, the resource file provides such data as version information and the main icon of the program. It can also provide different application resources, including cursors, bitmaps, string tables, etc. The file is essential when compiling a program.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

res file icon
Embarcadero Technologies
File Type:
Windows Resource File
Developer Files

How to open RES file?

Double click the res file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .res extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the res extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

File Size: 3.04 MB, Download time: < 1 min. on DSL/ADSL/Cable

This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the res file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open RES files

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the res file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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