What is a .C2R File And How To Open It – Microsoft (Easy Steps)

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Have you came across a file with the .c2r extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. That’s why we have made this article! You will learn how to open the .c2r file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .C2R file?

The .C2R file extension comes from Windows Media Center Click-To-Record File. The development of this file was done by Microsoft. This settings related file is in xml format.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .c2r file on 1 platform.

How to open a .C2R file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .C2R file on various operating systems.

How to open a .C2R file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

There are 4 simple steps to open the .c2r file on Windows.

1. The first step is to download the Microsoft Windows Media Center software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .C2R file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Microsoft Windows Media Center software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .C2R file?

If you are still unable to open the .C2R file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .C2R file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .c2u – Texas Instruments, .c32 – Syslinux, .c3d – ADTech, .c3d – C3D Labs, .c3p – Scirra. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .C2R file with the Microsoft Windows Media Center program on Windows.