What is a .RES File And How To Open It – Embarcadero Technologies (Visual Guide)

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Have you downloaded a file with .res extension, but you are not sure what it is? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .res file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .RES file?

The .RES file extension is Windows Resource File. It was developed by Embarcadero Technologies. The file is a development related file.

What to know

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

How to open a .RES file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .RES file on various operating systems.

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

There are 4 simple steps to open the .res file on Windows.

1. In the first step you need to download the Embarcadero Delphi software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .RES file

2. In the second step you need to locate 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 Embarcadero Delphi software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .RES file?

If you are still unable to open the .RES file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .RES file.res – Valve, .res – LucasArts, .res – Godot. 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 .RES file with the Embarcadero Delphi program on Windows.