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.
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:
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.
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.