What is a .RRD File And How To Open It (Easy Steps)

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Have you downloaded a file with .rrd extension, but you have never seen this extension before? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .rrd file extension and how to open it.

What is a .RRD file?

The .RRD file extension comes from Reduced Resolution Dataset File. The file is a GIS software file.

What to know

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

How to open a .RRD file?

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

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

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

1. The first step is to download the ERDAS IMAGINE software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .RRD 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: 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 ERDAS IMAGINE software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .RRD file?

If you cannot open the .RRD file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .RRD file.rri – RealWorld Graphics, .rrr – altaVENTE, .rrr – PC Tools, .rrt – Alta Vente, .rs – Rust Source Code File. 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 .RRD file with the ERDAS IMAGINE program on Windows.