How to open RAS file extension?

The author of advice: Mr Brankiewicz

RAS files are incessantly popular. However, a file name containing RAS file extension is problematic for some of the users. They have problems with correct opening of a file with RAS extension. However, it should be remembered that RAS file extension can match one or more types of files. The most popular is Sun Raster Bitmap Format but if there are others, you will find information concerning them below.

So, it is worth looking close at the problem concerning RAS files and search for its solution.

A list of programs supporting files types with RAS extension can be found below. Applications are sorted according to appropriate operational systems and their popularity.

  • Sun Raster Bitmap Format

    .ras file extension

    Category: Graphic Files

    OS Software
    Windows Corel PaintShop Photo Pro X3 Corel PaintShop Photo Pro X3
    C Point Photo Magic C Point Photo Magic
    FMJ-Software Image Eye FMJ-Software Image Eye
    ACD Systems Canvas 12 ACD Systems Canvas 12
    ACDSee Photo Manager 12 ACDSee Photo Manager 12
    XnView XnView
    MAC OS Planamesa NeoOffice Planamesa NeoOffice
    Lemkesoft GraphicConverter Lemkesoft GraphicConverter
    XnView XnView
    Linux GIMP GIMP
    Sun Microsystems software Sun Microsystems software
  • Remedy Archive System Format

    .ras file extension

    Category: Games Files

    OS Software
    Windows Rockstar Games Max Payne 1 or 2, MaxED (level editor), RASMaker Rockstar Games Max Payne 1 or 2, MaxED (level editor), RASMaker
    MAC OS Rockstar Games Max Payne Rockstar Games Max Payne

How to check if a file we want to open is not infected by malware or viruses?

  • Download Malware/viruses removal tool from RAS files in the Windows system.
  • Click “Start scanning” and wait until the programme performs the scanning process on your computer.

What are the reasons of errors concerning RAS extension of files?

The problem that often causes damage concerning RAS extension are Windows system registry errors. That is why, in the first place it is recommended to:

  • Scan computer in order to identify, repair and open the RAS file
  • Check system registry from the angle of hidden errors
  • Repair file’s associations with programs in the system registry

If you are not sure if the above problems concern you, you should consider other frequent irregularities:

  • You do not have an appropriate application installed that supports RAS file extension
  • RAS file is corrupted
  • The application’s version necessary to open the file is not correct
  • The file is not assigned to an appropriate program

Solving problems with RAS files


If RAS file does not open, firstly, it is worth using files associations built in the Windows system with application that can support them. In order to do it, you should double-click a RAS file icon. A list of programs that probably support such a file will appear. It is enough to choose one of them so that Windows would open a given extension with it. Incorrect file’s association will result in Windows trying to open RAS file with a wrong program all the time even if there is an appropriate application supporting this format on a drive. In this case, it is necessary to perform the above mentioned registry scanning and associations’ repair.

If associations are correct and Windows still cannot open the file, most probably the computer does not have appropriate software supporting files with name containing RAS in their extension. The solution to this problem is very simple. You should buy or download a free (if they exist) application that will allow you to open, browse and edit RAS format (You can also try to find more informations on FileInfo). It is no risk because many paid programs have free test versions enabling to check their functionality.

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