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ZIR File Extension

Compass And Ruler Figure
  • Developer
    R. Grothmann
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What is ZIR file?

Full format name of files that use ZIR extension is Compass And Ruler Figure. Compass And Ruler Figure specification was created by R. Grothmann. ZIR file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. ZIR file belongs to the Misc Files category just like 6033 other filename extensions listed in our database. C.A.R. is by far the most used program for working with ZIR files.

Programs which support ZIR file extension

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

Programs that support ZIR file

Windows Windows

How to open file with ZIR extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening ZIR files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with ZIR 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 C.A.R.

Install software to open ZIR file Problems with opening and working with ZIR files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with ZIR files being present on your machine. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download C.A.R. and install it on your device. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. The safest method of downloading C.A.R. installed is by going to developer’s website () and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Check the version of C.A.R. and update if needed

Update software that support file extension ZIRYou still cannot access ZIR files although C.A.R. is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. This can be one of the causes why ZIR files are not compatible with C.A.R.. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using C.A.R..

Step 3. Associate Compass And Ruler Figure files with C.A.R.

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

Associate software with ZIR file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Right-click the ZIR file and choose Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where C.A.R. is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open ZIR files and clicking OK.
Associate software with ZIR file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected ZIR 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....
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with ZIR extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Check the ZIR for errors

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

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

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

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

If you obtained the problematic ZIR file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. If the ZIR file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

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 out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Compass And Ruler Figure file.

4. Check whether your system can handle C.A.R.

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support ZIR files. Close all running programs and try opening the ZIR 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 Compass And Ruler Figure file. It may be the case that the ZIR files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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