There are 5 other file types using
the RIF file extension!

rif file icon.rif - Rockwell ADPCM format

rif file icon.rif - Raster image file format

rif file icon.rif - MicroTik RouterOS dump

rif file icon.rif - Corel Painter raster image file

rif file icon.rif - FRAMES receptor intakes

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RIF file extension - Resource Interchange File Format

What is rif file? How to open rif files?

File type specification:

Bitmap image file type icon Bitmap image file type

The rif file extension is related to the Resource Interchange File Format (RIFF), a generic meta-format for storing data in tagged chunks.

It was introduced in 1991 by Microsoft and IBM, and was presented by Microsoft as the default format for Windows 3.1 multimedia files.

It is based on Electronic Arts's Interchange File Format, introduced in 1985, the only difference being that multi-byte integers are in little-endian format, native to the 80x86 processor series used in IBM PCs.

This rif file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.

The default software associated to rif file type:

XnView MP icon

Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet logo XnView MP  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
  Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet

XnView MP is the enhanced version of XnView Classic. It is a free (for non-commercial purposes) powerful cross-platform media browser, viewer and converter. Compatible with more than 500 formats. It works on Windows, Linux and macOS.

Help how to open RIF files:

Use XnView to view content of *.rif files.

How to convert file with extension RIF:

XnView is able to export *.rif files to other formats.

List of software applications associated to the .rif 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 rif file, edit rif file, convert rif file, view rif file, play rif 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 rif files.

  • View rif file
  • Print rif file

rif file viewer - programs that view rif file - Resource Interchange File Format

Click on the link to get more information about XnView MP for view rif file action.


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