alphabetical list of extensions

File extension .XLR

File description

The files that comprise of the XLR file format are mainly used by the Works productivity suite that is developed by the Microsoft Corporation. The file extension is useful in creating spreadsheets and charts within the Microsoft Works spreadsheet program. The documents are then saved with the XLR file format.

The Microsoft Works application is very much similar to the Microsoft Office program, but the program that available with the Works Suite do not offer many features and functionality as the Office application suite offers. Works program is considered to be a good source for personal use, whereas, the Office application is the best for business purposes.

Description of the problem
If you have on your computer a .XLR 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 .XLR extension. Directly on this website you can find a solution of the most common problem with the .XLR file – that you do not have on your computer the appropriate program to open the file.
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 .XLR 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.
Spreadsheet Files
File name: Works Spreadsheet
Programs that will open this file:
Microsoft Excel Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Works Microsoft Works
Mac OS
Mac OS
Microsoft Excel Microsoft Excel
The .XLR file extension can correspond to several not related file formats. If there is more than one file format with the .XLR 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 .XLR file does not want to open

In addition to the problem described above, i.e. the lack of the appropriate application to support the .XLR 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 .XLR file, you may have a problem with it because of its version. Perhaps in previous versions the application has not yet supported the .XLR file, so download the update and check again.

2. Incorrect .XLR 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 .XLR 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.