What is a .RCD File And How To Open It – The LEGO Group (Easy Guide)


While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .rcd extension. It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .rcd file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .RCD file?

The file extension .RCD is LEGO MINDSTORMS Recording File. The creator of this file extension is The LEGO Group. The format of this file is binary, and it is a CAD software file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .rcd file on 1 platform.

How to open a .RCD file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .RCD file on your operating system/device.

How to open a .RCD file on Android

The .rcd file can be opened on Android.

Step 1

Image 1: Locating your .RCD file in the download folder

The first step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 2

Image2: Unable to open the file

If you try clicking the file, it will show you the error above.

Step 3

Image3: Open your Google Play Store

You need to locate the Google Play Store and open it.

Step 4

Image4: Search for the software and download it

In order to open the file, you will have to search for the LEGO MINDdroid software and install it. The other software that opens the .rcd file on Android is LEGO MINDdroid. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Android.

Still cannot open the .RCD file?

If you cannot open the .RCD file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .RCD file.rcd – Symantec, .rcd – KaiOS Technologies, .rcd – University of Virginia. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .RCD file with the LEGO MINDdroid software on Android.