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.
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.
Because DXR are read-only, they are used for sharing data with other users who don’t necassary need to edit such files.
DXR format doesn’t use any form of data compression.
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.
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.
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.
If 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.
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.
Change the default application in Windows
Change the default application in Mac OS
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.
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.
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.
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 DXR 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 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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