.RCD File Extension

File Type 1

pcAnywhere Recorded Session File

Developer Symantec
3.7  |  11 Votes
Category Video Files
Format Binary

What is an RCD file?

Recording created by pcAnywhere remote desktop control software; stores a screen recording of the remote desktop environment as it is being used; may include multiple sessions in a single file; can be used for technical support logs.

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RCD files are saved in a proprietary format and can only be played using the pcAnywhere software.

NOTE: If you want to convert an RCD file to a standard video format such as .MPG or .AVI, one option is to use a separate screen recording software and record your screen as the RCD file is played back in pcAnywhere.

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Programs that open RCD files

Symantec pcAnywhere  —  Discontinued
Updated May 18, 2012
File Type 2


Developer The LEGO Group
2.8  |  4 Votes
Category CAD Files
Format Binary

File created by LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT robot programming software; records positions of a physical LEGO MINDSTORMS robot in sequence by taking samples at a high frequency; allows users to create and replay robot movements; saved with the filename RobotAction.rcd by default.

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RCD files can be played on Android mobile devices with the MINDdroid app.


Programs that open RCD files

Updated January 2, 2014
File Type 3

Arcade File

Developer University of Virginia
1.0  |  2 Votes
Category Data Files
Format N/A

An RCD file may also be used by Arcade, a program created for modeling physical structures in real-time using computer game computational methods. RCD files are used to create dynamic physical simulations in educational environments for teaching exercises, homework, and labs.

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Arcade was developed by the University of Virginia and distributed freely.

Programs that open RCD files

Updated March 22, 2022
File Type 4

KaiOS Audio

Developer KaiOS Technologies
3.0  |  1 Vote
Category Audio Files
Format N/A

An RCD file may also be an audio recording created by a mobile phone that uses the KaiOS operating system. It contains audio recorded using the phone's Recorder app. RCD files are stored in a phone's Audio folder.

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KaiOS is an Android-based operating system used by several models of feature phones, which are old-style, button-based cell phones that allow users to install and access simple applications. Notably, the Nokia 8110 and Alcatel MyFlip A405DL use the KaiOS operating system.

By default, KaiOS includes a Recorder app that feature phone users can use to record audio memos. The app saves these audio files as RCD files, which are formatted similarly to .OGG audio files. RCD files are named using the time at which they were saved, with a filename that follows the format record_YYYYMMDD_HHMMSS.rcd.

How to open an RCD file

Most often, you'll want to open and play RCD files using the Recorder app on your KaiOS mobile phone. However, if you want to play an RCD file on your computer, you can do so by transferring the file to your computer and opening it in VLC media player (cross-platform).

Programs that open RCD files

Updated October 2, 2020

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