What is a .DCR File And How To Open It – Adobe Systems (Easy Steps)

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Introduction

While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .dcr extension. It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .dcr file extension and how to open it.

What is a .DCR file?

The file extension .DCR is from Shockwave Media File.This file extension was developed by Adobe Systems. This web related file is in binary format.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .dcr file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .DCR file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .DCR file on various operating systems.

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

The .dcr file can be opened in 4 steps on Windows.

1. The first step is to download the Adobe Director software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .DCR file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

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. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Adobe Director software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .DCR file on Mac

There are 4 simple steps to open the .dcr file on Mac.

1. The first step is to download the Adobe Director software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .DCR file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

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

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Adobe Director software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .DCR file?

If you cannot open the .DCR file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .DCR file.dcr – Kodak, .dcr – Embarcadero Technologies, .dcr – High Criteria, .dcr – BIS Digital. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .DCR file with the Adobe Director program on Windows and Adobe Director program on Mac.