It can be very frustrating when you have a RES file and you cannot open it. But do not worry, in most cases solution to your problem is very simple. Follow the instruction in steps 1-4 listed below and you should be able to solve your problem and open the RES file with ease.
RES files are Win32 resource files that are used during the process of compiling C ++ code. The files contain image data, cursors and version of the compiler used.
RES file icon should be displayed in a manner characteristic to the program which supports such file type. If RES file icon is of the form of generic blank page icon or similar it means that given format is not associated with any program installed on the system. Below are listed some of the most popular causes of such situation
In order to solve the following problems, follow the instructions:
Step 1. Select, download and install relevant software. The list of programs supporting files with RES extension can be found below:
Step 2. Associate software supporting RES with this file format
Step 3. Scan the RES file using an antivirus software
Step 4. Verify whether the file has been properly downloaded from the internet or copied from an external storage medium. If not, then re-download or copy the file again.
In 95% of cases following these steps should solve problems with RES files. Sometimes, although rarely, the cause of encountered problems may be different.
Should all the above-mentioned solutions fail to resolve problems with RES file extensions, there is one last thing you can do – contact an IT expert. You can also try to contact one of the developers of software that supports RES files.