What is a .CHR File And How To Open It – Crytek (Guide)


Have you came across a file with the .chr extension and you don’t know what it is? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .chr file extension and how to open it.

What is a .CHR file?

The .CHR file extension stands for CryENGINE Character File. The creator of this file extension is Crytek. The file is a 3D images related file.

What to know

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

How to open a .CHR file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .CHR file on your operating system/device.

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

To open the .chr file on Windows, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Crytek CryENGINE SDK software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Crytek CryENGINE SDK.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .CHR 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 Crytek CryENGINE SDK software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .CHR file?

If you cannot open the .CHR file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .CHR file.chr – Team Salvato, .chr – Autodesk. 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 .CHR file with the Crytek CryENGINE SDK program on Windows.