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MDR File Extension

ZX Spectrum Microdrive Emulator

What is MDR file?

MDR is a file extension commonly associated with ZX Spectrum Microdrive Emulator files. Files with MDR extension may be used by programs distributed for Linux platform. MDR file belongs to the Game Files category just like 1457 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular software that supports MDR files is XZX-Pro. XZX-Pro software was developed by Erik Kunze, and on its official website you may find more information about MDR files or the XZX-Pro software program.

Programs which support MDR file extension

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

Programs that support MDR file

Linux Linux

How to open file with MDR extension?

Being unable to open files with MDR extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with MDR files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with MDR files.

Step 1. Download and install XZX-Pro

Install software to open MDR file Problems with opening and working with MDR files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with MDR files being present on your machine. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download XZX-Pro and install it on your device. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support MDR files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download XZX-Pro installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Erik Kunze website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Check the version of XZX-Pro and update if needed

Update software that support file extension MDRIf the problems with opening MDR files still occur even after installing XZX-Pro, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of XZX-Pro is available. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. The reason that XZX-Pro cannot handle files with MDR may be that the software is outdated.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 XZX-Pro.

Step 3. Associate ZX Spectrum Microdrive Emulator files with XZX-Pro

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate MDR files with latest version of XZX-Pro you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Associate software with MDR file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Right-click the MDR file and choose 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 XZX-Pro is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open MDR files and clicking OK.
Associate software with MDR file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected MDR file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with MDR extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the MDR for 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 MDR file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

Check MDR file for viruses
1. Check the MDR file for viruses or malware

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the MDR file hinders attempts to open it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. MDR file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Verify that the MDR file’s structure is intact

If the MDR 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 MDR 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

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 ZX Spectrum Microdrive Emulator file.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run XZX-Pro

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

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

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with ZX Spectrum Microdrive Emulator file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with MDR files affecting older versions of given software.

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