What is a .RIS File And How To Open It – Research Information Systems (Easy Steps)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .ris 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. In this article we will explain what .ris file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .RIS file?

The .RIS file extension comes from Research Information Systems Citation File. This file extension was developed by Research Information Systems. The format of this text related file is text.

What to know

There are currently 3 software that can open the .ris file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .RIS file?

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

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

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .ris file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Wandora software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Clarivate EndNote and Wandora.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .RIS 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 right click on your file and choose “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 Wandora software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .RIS file on Mac

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .ris file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Wandora software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is BibDesk, Clarivate EndNote and Wandora.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .RIS 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: Clicking “Open with”

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

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Wandora software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .RIS file on Linux

There are 4 simple steps to open the .ris file on Linux.

1. The first step is to download the Wandora software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is Wandora.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .RIS file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

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

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Wandora software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .RIS file?

If you cannot open the .RIS file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .RIS file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .rise – RISE to Bloome Software, .rix – RIX Softworks, .rjs – RealNetworks, .rk – M Software, .rkg – Nintendo. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .RIS file with the Wandora, Clarivate EndNote programs on Windows, Wandora, BibDesk, Clarivate EndNote programs on Mac and Wandora software on Linux.