What is a .OCR File And How To Open It – Nuance Communications (Easy Guide)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .ocr extension, but you are not sure what it is? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .ocr file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .OCR file?

The file extension .OCR stands for FAXGrapper Fax Text File. This file extension belongs to the developer Nuance Communications. This text related file is in text format.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .ocr file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .OCR file?

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

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

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .ocr file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Microsoft Notepad software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .OCR file

2. In the second step you need to locate 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. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Microsoft Notepad software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .OCR file on Mac

To open the .ocr file on Mac, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Apple TextEdit software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .OCR file

2. In the second step you need to locate 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: 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 Apple TextEdit 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 .OCR file?

If you are still unable to open the .OCR file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .OCR file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .ocr – URUSoft. 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 .OCR file with the Microsoft Notepad program on Windows and Apple TextEdit program on Mac.