.RST File Extension

File Type:
reStructuredText File

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

What is a RST file?

Rst file extension has reStructuredText file type, which is associated with the "text files" category.

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

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File Type:
reStructuredText File
Text Files

How to open RST file?

Double click the rst 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 .rst 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 rst 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 rst 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 RST files

  • Windows Windows
    • RSTTool RSTTool
    • rst2a rst2a
    • JRst JRst
    • gVim gVim
    • Microsoft Notepad Microsoft Notepad
    • Microsoft Wordpad Microsoft Wordpad
    • Other text editor Other text editor
  • MacOS MacOS
    • RSTTool RSTTool
    • MacroMates TextMate MacroMates TextMate
    • Apple TextEdit Apple TextEdit
    • Other text editor Other text editor
  • Linux Linux
    • RSTTool RSTTool
    • Other text editor Other text editor

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 rst file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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