IRIS File Extension

IRIS file icon
Silicon Irix Graphics Raw Format
  • Category
    Graphic Files
  • Popularity
    5 (2 votes)

What is IRIS file?

Full format name of files that use IRIS extension is Silicon Irix Graphics Raw Format. IRIS file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. Files with IRIS extension are categorized as Graphic Files files. The Graphic Files subset comprises 524 various file formats. XnView is by far the most used program for working with IRIS files. On the official website of Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet developer not only will you find detailed information about theXnView software, but also about IRIS and other supported file formats.

Programs which support IRIS file extension

The following listing features IRIS-compatible programs. IRIS files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support IRIS file

Windows Windows

How to open file with IRIS extension?

Being unable to open files with IRIS extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with IRIS files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Install XnView software

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening IRIS files is that no program that can handle IRIS files is installed on user’s 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. The safest method of downloading XnView installed is by going to developer’s website (Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of XnView

If the problems with opening IRIS files still occur even after installing XnView, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software.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. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that XnView cannot handle files with IRIS may be that the software is outdated. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using XnView.

Step 3. Set the default application to open IRIS files to XnView

If you have the latest version of XnView installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage IRIS on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the IRIS with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where XnView is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open IRIS files and clicking OK.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with IRIS extension, select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with IRIS extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Ensure that the IRIS file is complete and free of errors

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper IRIS file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. Verify that the IRIS in question is not infected with a computer virus

Should it happed that the IRIS is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. 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 IRIS file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

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

Did you receive the IRIS file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. When downloading the file with IRIS extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run XnView

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support IRIS files. Close all running programs and try opening the IRIS file.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Silicon Irix Graphics Raw Format files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with IRIS files affecting older versions of given software.

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