CVR files are created automatically by some Microsoft applications when an error occurs or the application crashes.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
You 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 The reason that Microsoft Word cannot handle files with CVR may be that the software is outdated.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.
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.
Change the default application in Windows
Change the default application in Mac OS
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.
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.
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.
Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.
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.
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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