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.
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:
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.
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:
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.