A rad file extension is related to the Rhapsody from RealNetworks. A rad file contains cache.

There are 3 other file types using
the RAD file extension!

rad icon.rad - Radiance image

rad icon.rad - Reality AdLib Tracker 2 audio data

empty icon.rad - Radar ViewPoint radar data

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Software that open rad file

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RAD file extension - Real Rhapsody cache

What is rad file? How to open rad files?

File type specification:

Temporary file type icon Temporary file type

rad file icon: rad filetype icon

The rad file extension is associated with the Rhapsody, a music streaming service, developed by RealNetworks, now renamed to Napster (a one of the first peer-to-peer music sharing service).

The rad file stores cache for Real Rhapsody.

The default software associated to open rad file:

Napster (formerly Rhapsody) picture or screenshot

RealNetworks, Inc. logoNapster (formerly Rhapsody)  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
RealNetworks, Inc.

Napster (formerly Rhapsody) is the RealNetworks audio management and download platform. Works only for US residents.

Help how to open:

This file type is not meant to be opened directly, there is no software that could open and work with it directly, or there is no information available in public sources about opening this file type. This is usually the case of some internal data files, caches, temporary files etc.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .rad 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 recommended software applications associated to the .rad file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open rad file, edit rad file, convert rad file, view rad file, play rad file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with rad file - Real Rhapsody cache

Click on the software link for more information about Napster (formerly Rhapsody). Napster (formerly Rhapsody) uses rad file type for its internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open file actions (eg. to install/execute/support an application itself, to store application or user data, configure program etc.).

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