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DXR File Extension

Protected Macromedia Director Movie
  • Developer
    Adobe Systems
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  • Popularity
    3.1 (7 votes)

What is DXR file?

Files with DXR extension are created by Macromedia Director software tool. DXR files are used for storing movies or animations generated with said tool. DXR format was developed by Macromedia company, which was bought by Adobe in 2005.

Similarities to DIR format

DXR format is similar to DIR format, but difffers in some aspects – animations and movies stored in DXR are protected and cannot be edited, while DIR file allows editing of its contents.

DXR as a data distribution format

Because DXR are read-only, they are used for sharing data with other users who don’t necassary need to edit such files.

Additional information

DXR format doesn’t use any form of data compression.

Programs which support DXR file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 2 operating systems that support DXR files. DXR files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support DXR file

Updated: 02/12/2020

How to open file with DXR extension?

Problems with accessing DXR may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with DXR files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with DXR files.

Step 1. Install Adobe Director software

Install software to open DXR file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports DXR files installed on the system. The most obvious solution is to download and install Adobe Director or one to the listed programs: iSwiff, dirOpener. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. If you want to download Adobe Director installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Adobe Systems Incorporated website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Check the version of Adobe Director and update if needed

Update software that support file extension DXRIf you already have Adobe Director installed on your systems and DXR files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. If you have an older version of Adobe Director installed, it may not support DXR format. The most recent version of Adobe Director is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign Adobe Director to DXR files

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate DXR files with latest version of Adobe Director you have installed on your device. 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 DXR 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 DXR file
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Adobe Director is installed, check the Always use this app to open DXR files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with DXR file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with DXR extension, select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with DXR extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

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

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the DXR file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

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

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the DXR file hinders attempts to open it. Scan the DXR file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the DXR file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Verify that the DXR file’s structure is intact

If the DXR file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. It could happen the the download process of file with DXR extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

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

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Adobe Director

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with DXR 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 Protected Macromedia Director Movie file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle DXR files.

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