What is a .SR File And How To Open It – Sun Microsystems (Visual Guide)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .sr 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. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .sr file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .SR file?

The file extension .SR stands for Sun Raster Image File. It was developed by Sun Microsystems. The format of this raster related file is binary.

What to know

There are currently 5 software that can open the .sr file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .SR file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .SR file on various operating systems.

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

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

1. The first step is to download the GIMP software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: XnViewMP, Diffractor, IrfanView, Cerious ThumbsPlus and GIMP.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .SR file

2. The second step is locating 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 GIMP software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .SR file on Mac

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

1. In the first step you need to download the GIMP software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use XnViewMP and GIMP software.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .SR 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the GIMP software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .SR file on Linux

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

1. The first step is to download the GIMP software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is XnViewMP and GIMP.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .SR 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: Hover over the “Open with” button

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

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the GIMP software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .SR file?

If you are still unable to open the .SR file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .SR file.sr0 – Sony, .sr2 – Sony, .srb – Sonic Team Junior, .src – Source Code, .src.rpm – Red Hat. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .SR file with the GIMP, XnViewMP, Diffractor, IrfanView, Cerious ThumbsPlus programs on Windows, GIMP, XnViewMP programs on Mac and GIMP, XnViewMP software on Linux.