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.RTFD File Extension

File TypeRich Text Format Directory File

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What is an RTFD file?

An RTFD file is a rich text file similar to an .RTF document. However, RTFD files can contain attachments, such as images, PDFs, fonts, and other files. The RTFD file format was originally developed for use in the NeXT operating system but later moved to macOS, where it is used primarily by Apple TextEdit and Apple Pages.

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Screenshot of a .rtfd file in Apple TextEdit

RTFD file open in Apple TextEdit

RTFD files are actually "bundles" that contain an RTF file and its associated attachments as separate files. In macOS, you can right-click an RTFD file and select Show Package Contents to view all the files contained within a bundle and open them separately, if needed.

How do I open an RTFD file?

On Macs, you can open RTFD files using Apple TextEdit. To do so, open TextEdit, select File → Open, and then open your RTFD file.

Because Windows does not support RTFD bundles, you cannot open RTFD files on Windows PCs. You can, however, separately open each of the component files contained within an RTFD file. To do so, open your RTFD file in File Explorer and then select the component file you want to view.

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About RTFD Files

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