PMR File Extension

PMR file icon
Avid Persisent Media Record Format
  • Developer
    Avid Technology
  • Popularity
    3.3 (3 votes)

What is PMR file?

Full format name of files that use PMR extension is Avid Persisent Media Record Format. Avid Persisent Media Record Format format was developed by Avid Technology. PMR files are supported by software applications available for devices running Mac OS, Windows. PMR file belongs to the Data Files category just like 1258 other filename extensions listed in our database. NewsCutter supports PMR files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 4 other tools may also be used.

Programs which support PMR file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 2 operating systems that support PMR files. Files with PMR 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 PMR file

How to open file with PMR extension?

Being unable to open files with PMR extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with PMR 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. Download and install NewsCutter

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening PMR files is that no program that can handle PMR files is installed on user’s system. This one is an easy one. Select NewsCutter or one of the recommended programs (for example, Avid Media Composer, Avid Xpress, Avid Symphony) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. If you want to download NewsCutter installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit website and download from their official repositories.

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

If you already have NewsCutter installed on your systems and PMR 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. The reason that NewsCutter cannot handle files with PMR may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of NewsCutter is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open PMR files to NewsCutter

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate PMR files with latest version of NewsCutter you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Right-click the PMR file and choose Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where NewsCutter is installed, check the Always use this app to open PMR files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • Right-click the PMR 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....
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with PMR extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Check the PMR 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 PMR file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

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

If the PMR is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. PMR file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the PMR file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. 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. It could happen the the download process of file with PMR extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

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. Check whether your system can handle NewsCutter

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support PMR files. Close all running programs and try opening the PMR 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 Avid Persisent Media Record Format file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with PMR files affecting older versions of given software.

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