alphabetical list of extensions

File extension .SCR

File description

Screensavers for Windows Operating System are stored with SCR extension. The screensaver can be a static image or can be a moving vector animation.

The purpose of introducing screensavers was to prevent phosphor burn in on plasma monitors and CRT. SCR format is created with the help of a programming language and a graphics device interface. The SCR file is a portable executable file. The operating system reads the commands in SCR file and executes them thus a single image or a series of images are displayed on the screen. In some cases screensavers are also used for security of the system.

Description of the problem
If you have on your computer a .SCR file that you cannot open, you are in exactly the same situation as thousands of other people who have similar problems with this or any other unknown file.

There may be several reasons why you cannot open the file with .SCR extension. Directly on this website you can find a solution of the most common problem with the .SCR file – that you do not have on your computer the appropriate program to open the file.
Solution
From the list below, select the appropriate program, install it and double click on the icon of a file that did not want to open - the problem with the .SCR file extension should be solved. However, if this does not happen, go back to the website to learn about other possible causes of the error, which have been described at the bottom of the website.
Category
System Files
Developer
Microsoft
Popularity
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File name: Windows Screensaver
Programs that will open this file:
Windows
Windows
Acme Photo ScreenSaver Maker Acme Photo ScreenSaver Maker
Microsoft Windows Microsoft Windows
Screensaver Maker Screensaver Maker
Ultra Screen Saver Maker Ultra Screen Saver Maker
Category
Executable Files
Developer
N/A
Popularity
StarStarStar
File name: Script File
Programs that will open this file:
Windows
Windows
AutoCAD AutoCAD
Run within the program that created the script Run within the program that created the script
Text editor Text editor
Mac OS
Mac OS
Run within the program that created the script Run within the program that created the script
Text editor Text editor
Remember!
The .SCR file extension can correspond to several not related file formats. If there is more than one file format with the .SCR extension, you will probably find most of them at this website. Remember that you need to download a program to support a particular file type. So first look through the entire contents of the website to select a program to support just the file you have.

Other possible reasons why your .SCR file does not want to open

In addition to the problem described above, i.e. the lack of the appropriate application to support the .SCR file, there may be several reasons that cause problems with opening and operation of the data format:

1. Incorrect version of the installed application

A quite common problem is the lack of application in the appropriate version. Even if you have an application, with the help of which you should open the .SCR file, you may have a problem with it because of its version. Perhaps in previous versions the application has not yet supported the .SCR file, so download the update and check again.

2. Incorrect .SCR file association with the program

If you have already installed the appropriate application, and it is the correct version, the file may not open correctly, because the operating system does not have information that this program supports the file. So you need to "show" which program the computer should use. To do this:

  • Right-click the .SCR file
  • Go to the "Open with" - then "Choose default program ..."
  • Locate the appropriate application
  • Click "OK"

3. The file is corrupt

It also happens that the file you want to open is corrupt and therefore there is no such possibility. In this situation, you should find its different version, or ask a person from whom you got, to send it again.