PCR File Extension

PCR file icon
PCMark Vantage Benchmark Format
  • Developer
    FutureMark
  • Popularity
    4 (2 votes)

What is PCR file?

Full format name of files that use PCR extension is PCMark Vantage Benchmark Format. PCMark Vantage Benchmark Format specification was created by FutureMark. PCR files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. PCR file format, along with 1258 other file formats, belongs to the Data Files category. PCMark is by far the most used program for working with PCR files.

Programs which support PCR file extension

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

Programs that support PCR file

Windows Windows

How to open file with PCR extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening PCR files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with PCR 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. Download and install PCMark

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening PCR files is that no program that can handle PCR files is installed on user’s system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download PCMark and install it on your device. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support PCR files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading PCMark installed is by going to developer’s website () and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Check the version of PCMark and update if needed

If you already have PCMark installed on your systems and PCR files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. If you have an older version of PCMark installed, it may not support PCR format. The latest version of PCMark should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open PCR files to PCMark

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

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the PCR file
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where PCMark is installed, check the Always use this app to open PCR files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the PCR file and select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • 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 PCR extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

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

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the PCR file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. Check the PCR file for viruses or malware

If the PCR is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the PCR file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the scanner detected that the PCR file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

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

If the PCR 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 PCR extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

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. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run PCMark

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

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

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

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