GDR File Extension

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Symbian OS Font Format
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What is GDR file?

GDR filename suffix is mostly used for Symbian OS Font Format files. GDR file format is compatible with software that can be installed on , Linux, Windows system platform. Files with GDR extension are categorized as Font Files files. The Font Files subset comprises 97 various file formats. Users are advised to use FreeType software for managing GDR files, although 2 other programs can also handle this type of file.

Programs which support GDR file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with GDR files, divided into 3 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with GDR suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support GDR file

How to open file with GDR extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening GDR files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Symbian OS Font Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Install FreeType software

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports GDR files installed on the system. The most obvious solution is to download and install FreeType or one to the listed programs: Symbian OS. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support GDR files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download FreeType installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Update FreeType to the latest version

If you already have FreeType installed on your systems and GDR 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. This can be one of the causes why GDR files are not compatible with FreeType. The latest version of FreeType should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign FreeType to GDR files

If you have the latest version of FreeType installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage GDR on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Right-click the GDR file and choose Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where FreeType is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open GDR files and clicking OK.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected GDR file open the file menu and choose 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 GDR extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Ensure that the GDR 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 GDR file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. Check the GDR file for viruses or malware

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the GDR file hinders attempts to open it. Scan the GDR file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. GDR file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

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

If the GDR file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. When downloading the file with GDR extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

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

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Symbian OS Font Format file again.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open FreeType

If the systems has insufficient resources to open GDR files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

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

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Symbian OS Font Format 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 GDR files.

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