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HIR File Extension

Hires C64 Image Format
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    Graphic Files
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What is HIR file?

HIR is a file extension commonly associated with Hires C64 Image Format files. Files with HIR extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. HIR file belongs to the Graphic Files category just like 524 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular software that supports HIR files is XnView. On the official website of Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet developer not only will you find detailed information about theXnView software, but also about HIR and other supported file formats.

Programs which support HIR file extension

Programs that can handle HIR files are as follows. HIR files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support HIR file

Windows Windows

How to open file with HIR extension?

Being unable to open files with HIR extension can be have various origins. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Hires C64 Image Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Get the XnView

Install software to open HIR file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports HIR files installed on the system. To address this issue, go to the XnView developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit XnView website and download the installer.

Step 2. Check the version of XnView and update if needed

Update software that support file extension HIRIf the problems with opening HIR files still occur even after installing XnView, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of XnView is available. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. This can be one of the causes why HIR files are not compatible with XnView. The most recent version of XnView is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Hires C64 Image Format files with XnView

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate HIR files with latest version of XnView you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with HIR file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Clicking the HIR with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the XnView installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open HIR files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with HIR file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • Right-click the HIR file and select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select XnView and click Change for all...
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with HIR extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Check the HIR for errors

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

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

If the HIR is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the scanner detected that the HIR file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

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

If the HIR 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. It could happen the the download process of file with HIR extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Hires C64 Image Format file.

4. Check whether your system can handle XnView

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

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

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Hires C64 Image Format files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle HIR files.

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