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 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.
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.
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.
If the problems with opening HIR files still occur even after installing XnView, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software.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.
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
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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.
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.
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.
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.
If the systems has insufficient resources to open HIR files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.
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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