What is a .RELOC File And How To Open It – Microsoft (Guide)


Have you downloaded a file with .reloc extension, but you are not sure what it is? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .reloc file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .RELOC file?

The file extension .RELOC stands for Windows EXE Relocation Section File. The creator of this file extension is Microsoft. The file has the binary format, and it is a miscellaneous file.

What to know

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

How to open a .RELOC file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .RELOC file on various operating systems.

How to open a .RELOC file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

To open the .reloc file on Windows, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the 7-Zip software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use 7-Zip software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .RELOC file

2. The second 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 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the 7-Zip software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .RELOC file?

If you are still unable to open the .RELOC file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .RELOC file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .rels – Microsoft, .rem – Research In Motion, .rep – Rockstar Games, .rep – Blizzard Entertainment, .rep – Laminar Research. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .RELOC file with the 7-Zip program on Windows.