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DVR-MS File Extension

Microsoft Digital Video Recording
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What is DVR-MS file?

Full format name of files that use DVR-MS extension is Microsoft Digital Video Recording. Microsoft Digital Video Recording specification was created by Microsoft. DVR-MS file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. DVR-MS file format, along with 546 other file formats, belongs to the Video Files category. Users are advised to use Windows Media Center software for managing DVR-MS files, although 10 other programs can also handle this type of file. Windows Media Center software was developed by Microsoft Corporation, and on its official website you may find more information about DVR-MS files or the Windows Media Center software program.

Programs which support DVR-MS file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support DVR-MS files. Files with DVR-MS suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

How to open file with DVR-MS extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening DVR-MS files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with DVR-MS files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Install Windows Media Center software

Install software to open DVR-MS file The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening DVR-MS files is that no program that can handle DVR-MS files is installed on user’s system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Windows Media Center or different compatible program, such as Windows Media Player, PowerDVD, VideoStudio Pro. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Windows Media Center website and download the installer.

Step 2. Update Windows Media Center to the latest version

Update software that support file extension DVR-MSYou still cannot access DVR-MS files although Windows Media Center is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of Windows Media Center installed, it may not support DVR-MS format. The most recent version of Windows Media Center is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open DVR-MS files to Windows Media Center

If you have the latest version of Windows Media Center installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage DVR-MS on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with DVR-MS file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the DVR-MS file
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the Windows Media Center installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open DVR-MS files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with DVR-MS file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the DVR-MS file and select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with DVR-MS extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Check the DVR-MS for errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the DVR-MS file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

Check DVR-MS file for viruses
1. The DVR-MS may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

Should it happed that the DVR-MS is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the DVR-MS file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the DVR-MS file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

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

If you obtained the problematic DVR-MS file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. If the DVR-MS file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Check whether your system can handle Windows Media Center

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

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Microsoft Digital Video Recording files and ensure security of your device and operating system. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle DVR-MS files.

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