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CVR File Extension

Microsoft Crash Report Format
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What is CVR file?

CVR files are created automatically by some Microsoft applications when an error occurs or the application crashes.

What do CVR files contain?

CVR files usually contain detailed data regarding device configuration settings, information about the operating system and installed drivers, as well as the operation that caused the error. Collected information may be used for error troubleshooting. Error analysis is conducted by program vendor based on the report generated by Windows crash reporter ans saved in CVR file.

Can I delete CVR files?

CVR files are saved in Temp system directory. In an error-prone, poorly maintained system CVR report files can take up to dozen of GB of disk space. CVR may be Fortunately, CVR files can be safely removed by using dedicated Windows tool.

Programs which support CVR file extension

Programs that can handle CVR files are as follows. Files with CVR extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support CVR file

Updated: 04/08/2020

How to open file with CVR extension?

Being unable to open files with CVR extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with CVR extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Get the Microsoft Word

Install software to open CVR file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports CVR files installed on the system. The most obvious solution is to download and install Microsoft Word or one to the listed programs: Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Outlook. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. The safest method of downloading Microsoft Word installed is by going to developer’s website (Microsoft Corporation) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Check the version of Microsoft Word and update if needed

Update software that support file extension CVRYou still cannot access CVR files although Microsoft Word is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. The reason that Microsoft Word cannot handle files with CVR may be that the software is outdated. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Microsoft Word.

Step 3. Assign Microsoft Word to CVR files

After installing Microsoft Word (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open CVR files. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Associate software with CVR file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the CVR with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Microsoft Word is installed, check the Always use this app to open CVR files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with CVR file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected CVR file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with CVR extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Ensure that the CVR file is complete and free of errors

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper CVR file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

Check CVR file for viruses
1. Check the CVR file for viruses or malware

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the CVR file hinders attempts to open it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. CVR file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Ensure the file with CVR extension is complete and error-free

Did you receive the CVR file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. It could happen the the download process of file with CVR extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Check whether your system can handle Microsoft Word

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with CVR extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Microsoft Crash Report Format file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle CVR files.

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