Open RMF files

  • Full name
    Adobe Acrobat Rights Management Document Format
  • Developer
    Adobe Systems
  • Popularity
Have you encountered a problem with a RMF 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 RMF file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your RMF file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

What is RMF file?

The file extension RMF is used for so-called Rights Management Files, ie rights management files for Adobe PDF documents. An RMF file is a license file needed to open a DRM protected PDF Merchant (Adobe Webbuy) document, ie a protected pdf file. The PDF Merchant itself is no longer offered, its functionalities, insofar as they are still needed, have been taken over from the Adobe Content Server.

More info

The RMF format is no longer used today in favor of other DRM measures such as ebx.

Programs which can open a RMF file

How to open file with RMF extension?

In order to open a file with RMF extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening RMF 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 RMF files, follow the instructions below.
Install Adobe Reader or other program from the list

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

Set Adobe Reader as the default program for opening RMF 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 RMF 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 Adobe Reader applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where Adobe Reader has been installed.


Check the section that lists most common problems with RMF files

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

  • File data is corrupted
  • RMF 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 RMF files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • RMF 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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