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OCR File Extension

FAXGrapper Fax Text Format
  • Developer
    Nuance Communications
  • Category
  • Popularity
    4.3 (3 votes)

What is OCR file?

Full format name of files that use OCR extension is FAXGrapper Fax Text Format. FAXGrapper Fax Text Format format was developed by Nuance Communications. Files with OCR extension may be used by programs distributed for Mac OS, Windows platform. Files with OCR extension are categorized as Text Files files. The Text Files subset comprises 430 various file formats. Users are advised to use Text editor software for managing OCR files, although 2 other programs can also handle this type of file.

Programs which support OCR file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open OCR files divided into 2 categories according to system platform supported. Files with OCR extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support OCR file

How to open file with OCR extension?

Being unable to open files with OCR extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with OCR extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Get the Text editor

Install software to open OCR file Problems with opening and working with OCR files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with OCR files being present on your machine. The most obvious solution is to download and install Text editor or one to the listed programs: TextEdit, Windows Notepad. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support OCR files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading Text editor installed is by going to developer’s website () and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Text editor

Update software that support file extension OCRIf you already have Text editor installed on your systems and OCR files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. If you have an older version of Text editor installed, it may not support OCR format. The most recent version of Text editor is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate FAXGrapper Fax Text Format files with Text editor

If you have the latest version of Text editor installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage OCR on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Associate software with OCR file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the OCR file
  • 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 Text editor installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open OCR files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with OCR file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with OCR extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with OCR extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the OCR is not faulty

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the OCR file is valid. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

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

Should it happed that the OCR 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. OCR file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

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

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the FAXGrapper Fax Text Format file.

4. Check whether your system can handle Text editor

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

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

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

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