What is a .RST File And How To Open It

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .rst 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. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .rst file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .RST file?

The file extension .RST is from reStructuredText File.This file belongs to the text format and it is a text related file.

What to know

There are currently 5 software that can open the .rst file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .RST file?

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

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

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

1. The first step is to download the gVim software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: gVim, Microsoft Notepad and Microsoft WordPad.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .RST file

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

How to open a .RST file on Mac

There are 4 simple steps to open the .rst file on Mac.

1. In the first step you need to download the MacroMates TextMate and Apple TextEdit software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .RST 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 right click on your file and choose “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 MacroMates TextMate software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .RST file?

If you are still unable to open the .RST file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .RST file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .rst – Clark Labs. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .RST file with the gVim, Microsoft Notepad, Microsoft WordPad programs on Windows and MacroMates TextMate, Apple TextEdit programs on Mac.