What is a .SRL File And How To Open It – Nintendo (Simple Steps)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .srl extension, but you have never seen this extension before? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .srl file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .SRL file?

The file extension .SRL comes from Nintendo DS ROM. The creator of this file extension is Nintendo. This file belongs to the binary format and it is a game related file.

What to know

There are currently 6 software that can open the .srl file on 4 platforms.

How to open a .SRL file?

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

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

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

1. The first step is to download the iDeaS Emulator software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: DeSmuME and iDeaS Emulator.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .SRL 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the iDeaS Emulator software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .SRL file on Mac

The .srl file can be opened in 4 steps on Mac.

1. In the first step you need to download the OpenEmu software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: DeSmuME and OpenEmu.

Step 2

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

How to open a .SRL file on Linux

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

1. In the first step you need to download the iDeaS Emulator software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: DeSmuME and iDeaS Emulator.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .SRL 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 iDeaS Emulator software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

How to open a .SRL file on Android

The .srl file can be opened on Android.

Step 1

Image 1: Locating your .SRL file in the download folder

The first 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 2

Image2: Unable to open the file

If you try clicking the file, it will show you the error above.

Step 3

Image3: Open your Google Play Store

You need to locate the Google Play Store and open it.

Step 4

Image4: Search for the software and download it

To open the file, you will need to download the CPU Studio NDS Emulator software. Please search for it in the Google Play Store and install it. You could also download the Exophase DraStic DS Emulator, nds4droid and CPU Studio NDS Emulator software. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Android.

Still cannot open the .SRL file?

If you cannot open the .SRL file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .SRL file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .srm – Super Nintendo ROM Save File, .srr – ReScene, .srs – Microsoft, .srt – SubRip Subtitle File, .srt0 – Wii Texture Animation File. 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 .SRL file with the iDeaS Emulator, DeSmuME programs on Windows, OpenEmu, DeSmuME programs on Mac, iDeaS Emulator, DeSmuME software on Linux and CPU Studio NDS Emulator, Exophase DraStic DS Emulator, nds4droid software on Android.