.RTF File Extension

File Type:
Rich Text Format File

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

What is a RTF file?

Rtf file extension has Rich Text Format file type, developed by Microsoft, which is associated with the "text files" category.

RTF files commonly include various types of text formatting, including italics, bold type, etc., as well as different sizes and fonts. RTF files support images, which are saved in the text file, such as .PNG and .JPG.

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

rtf file icon
File Type:
Rich Text Format File
Text Files

How to open RTF file?

Double click the rtf 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 .rtf 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 rtf 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 rtf 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 RTF 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 rtf file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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