Open RDF files

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    Resource Description Framework RSS Feed Format
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Have you encountered a problem with a RDF file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a RDF file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your RDF file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

What is RDF file?

The file extension RDF identifies so-called Resource Description Framework files. The RDF is a family of standards for the representation of information on the Internet. A resource is information that can be uniquely identified by an Internet address (URI), such as a web page or an image. Rdf files are XML based text files that can be opened and edited in any text editor.

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For example, RDF is used for metadata and catalog services, news aggregators, and generally for presenting information. For example, RDF files are used by the American ICRA system and Newsroom System Burli.

RDF is also used by Mozilla Firefox and Mozilla Thunderbird, among others. For example, it stores information about installed extensions.

Programs which can open a RDF file

How to open file with RDF extension?

In order to open a file with RDF extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening RDF file occurred, it is highly possible that none of the listed programs is present on user’s system. Even if one or more said programs are installed, there may be issues related with given programs. In order to solve a problem with RDF files, follow the instructions below.
Install Mozilla Firefox or other program from the list

Most often resolving problems with opening RDF files is very simple. Just install an appropriate program that supports such files. All of the listed programs support RDF files, but may vary in offered function and purpose. Some programs may be capable only of viewing contents of RDF files or offer file conversion options, but may not be capable of editing such files.

Set Mozilla Firefox as the default program for opening RDF files

It is possible that although a compatible program has been installed on user’s system, it is not used by the system to open it. This may happen because no default application was associated with this type of files. To associate RDF files with given application, select "Open with" from drop-down menu (accessed by right-clicking on the file). Then select from the list the program or application you want to be used to open this type of file. If the Mozilla Firefox applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where Mozilla Firefox has been installed.


Check the section that lists most common problems with RDF files

Sometimes problems with opening RDF files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as:

  • File data is corrupted
  • RDF files has been not been completely download from the internet (only a part of the data has been downloaded)
  • Currently used user account hasn’t been granted necessary privileges to open RDF files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • RDF file was being copied from a corrupted storage device and is incomplete or data is corrupted. (Copying files from unknown or untrusted sources should be conducted with great care as such files may contain malicious software, which can damage your system)

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