File Extension DCR

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    Kodak Digital Camera Raw Image Format
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Have you encountered a problem with a DCR 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 DCR file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your DCR file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.


The DCR file extension is used by Adobe Director for Shockwave media files.

Originally developed by Macromedia, the Director enables games for the Web and other interactive content to be developed. The possibilities are similar to those of Adobe Flash.

The Shockwave plugin allows any browser to view the files.

Programs which can open a DCR file

How to open a DCR file? Advice and guidance

Absolutely most often appearing reason that prevents you from opening the DCR file is the lack of a proper application to support it in your operating system. It is notably the first thing you need to address. When one of the programs to support a DCR file from the list is already installed, you can try to rerun the file. The system should display a message asking you to choose a primary application to support DCR files. At this point we are looking for disk space where the application was installed in and we can link it with a DCR file. Since then, our operating system will use the selected program to support all DCR files.

Other issues

Despite the described problem with DCR there may be many more problems. If the existing operations were not effective, get involved with the following matters:

- verify that the DCR file is not damaged and that it has been downloaded or copied in whole
- verify that the file has a file extension that has not been intentionally changed (for example, if it do not contain other information than its extension suggests)
- make sure again whether the DCR file type is linked in the operating system with a proper program
- make sure that the file is not infected with a virus and you have up to date software and drivers.

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