IMR File Extension

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Impromptu Report Format
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What is IMR file?

IMR filename suffix is mostly used for Impromptu Report Format files. Impromptu Report Format format was developed by IBM. Files with IMR extension may be used by programs distributed for Linux, Windows platform. Files with IMR extension are categorized as Data Files files. The Data Files subset comprises 1325 various file formats. Cognos Impromptu supports IMR files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 1 other tools may also be used. Cognos Impromptu software was developed by IBM, and on its official website you may find more information about IMR files or the Cognos Impromptu software program.

Programs which support IMR file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open IMR files divided into 2 categories according to system platform supported. Files with IMR 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 IMR file

How to open file with IMR extension?

Being unable to open files with IMR extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with IMR files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Install Cognos Impromptu software

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports IMR files installed on the system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download Cognos Impromptu and install it on your device. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support IMR files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download Cognos Impromptu installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit IBM website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Cognos Impromptu

You still cannot access IMR files although Cognos Impromptu is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of Cognos Impromptu installed, it may not support IMR format. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Cognos Impromptu.

Step 3. Assign Cognos Impromptu to IMR files

After installing Cognos Impromptu (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open IMR files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Right-click the IMR file and choose Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the Cognos Impromptu installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open IMR files box and clicking OK button.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected IMR file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with IMR extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Verify that the IMR is not faulty

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

1. Check the IMR file for viruses or malware

Should it happed that the IMR is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the scanner detected that the IMR file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

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

If you obtained the problematic IMR file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. If the IMR file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

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

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Check whether your system can handle Cognos Impromptu

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with IMR extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Impromptu Report Format file. It may be the case that the IMR files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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