Files that contain the file extension RSS are associated with more than six programs and applications and various file types. The most common association is Really Simple Syndication, but the file extension can also be created with Symbian OS, Rockwell Logix, and Claris Resolve. RSS files contain data and information related to the program that created the file.
If the file extension RSS is related to Really Simple Syndication, it is a source code and script file type that contains coding and scripts in XML format for creating feed readers for RSS news feeds on the web. Really Simple Syndication is a standard which is used for sharing news and other content using a subscription process.
If the RSS file is associated with Symbian OS, it is a developer file type that contains resources used by applications in Symbian OS. Symbian OS is a mobile operating system which is used by Nokia devices.
RSS files that are created with Rockwell Logix are a source code file type that contains data which is necessary for running the Rockwell Logix 500 SLC-5 software application. Rockwell Logix is used for operating industrial machinery.
If the RSS file is related to Claris Resolve, it is a data file type that contains source codes, text, numerical data, charts, and other elements typically used with a spreadsheet application. Claris Resolve is an older spreadsheet application which is the predecessor to ClarisWorks by Claris Corporation.
How to Open RSS Files
Since RSS files are associated with multiple programs and applications, double click on the file to see if it will automatically open in a default program you have installed on your PC. RSS files can consist of different file types, so you may already have a program which will open the file.
If the RSS file is related to Really Simple Syndication, you can open it using any web browser. If you use Windows, you can open RSS files using Newz Crawler, which is available as a free trial on the Newz Crawler website. You can also use RSS Reader, which is available as a free download on the RSS Reader website. For Mac OS X, you can use NetNewsWire by News Gator, which is available on the NetNewsWire App website.
If the RSS file is associated with Symbian OS, you must use the Symbian operating system on a Nokia device to open and view the contents of the file. If you are a programmer, you can use any text editing program to open this type of RSS file such as Notepad or WordPad for Windows, Apple TextEdit for Mac, or gEdit and Nano Editor for Linux.
RSS files that are created with Rockwell Logix can be opened using the Rockwell Logix 500 SLC-5 software application, which is available on the Rockwell Automation website. You can also open and view the RSS file contents using any text editing program as described above.
Claris Resolve files can be opened using the ClarisWorks application which is backwards compatible with Claris Resolve, a now obsolete application. You can also choose to convert the RSS file to another spreadsheet format such as XLS for use with other applications. There are multiple file conversion programs available as a free download on websites such as CNET and Softpedia which will convert RSS files for you.
You can also use an online resource such as Zamzar which will perform free file conversion. Simply log onto the website, browse for the RSS file, choose a new format, enter your email address, and click on Convert. Within minutes you will receive the newly converted file in your email inbox.