There are 6 other file types using
the RES file extension!

res file icon.res - Game resource file [common]

res file icon.res - Delphi resource file

res file icon.res - Steam Client resource file

res file icon.res - Microsoft Linker resource compiler input file

res file icon.res - SHELX output file

res file icon.res - SWAT reservoir input file

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RES file extension - Microsoft C, C++ compiled resource file

What is res file? How to open res files?

File type specification:

Source code and script file type icon Source code and script file type

The RES file extension is associated with the Microsoft C and C++ integrated development environments and predecessors of Visual C++ and Visual Studio applications. The .res file stores compiled resources.

The default software associated to res file type:

Visual C++ icon

Microsoft Corporation logo Visual C++  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Microsoft Corporation

Visual C++ is integrated development environment for C and C++ programming language used to create Windows and .NET applications.

Help how to open RES files:

Use Visual C++ to open .res compiled resource files.

How to convert file with extension RES:

As far as we know, this .res file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

List of software applications associated to the .res file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open res file, edit res file, convert res file, view res file, play res file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the res files.

  • Open res file
  • Others res file

Software that open res file - Microsoft C, C++ compiled resource file

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