DIR File Type

- The quick facts

What are DIR files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a DIR file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a DIR file?

DIR files have multiple uses, and CP Backup Directory is one of them.

CP Backup Directory

We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

How to open DIR files

Important: Different programs may use files with the DIR file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your DIR file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different DIR openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: June 29, 2022

All known file formats using extension .DIR

While CP Backup Directory is a popular type of DIR-file, we know of 3 different uses of the .DIR extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

Macromedia/Adobe Director Project

Files that contain the .dir file extension are movie or animation project files that the Macromedia Director, later Adobe Director, software application has created.

The Macromedia Director software program is used to create and edit videos. The DIR files used by the program include project resources, scripting code, a timeline, and links to other associated media files. The DIR files are the project file and are not usually distributed to the end-user as the actual movie file.

A DIR file helps determine how a movie is played within a media player. Macromedia, the company that created the Director program and the DIR file format, was taken over by Adobe in 2005.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different DIR openers which you will find listed below.

More file formats using the DIR extension

Through our research of DIR files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • Macromedia Director Project

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of DIR files. Remember, different programs may use DIR files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Procomm Plus Connection ManagerProcomm Plus Connection ManagerUser submitted
DirectorDirectorUser submitted
CodeWarriorCodeWarriorUser submitted
synedra View Personalsynedra View PersonalUser submitted
progeCAD ProfessionalprogeCAD ProfessionalUser submitted
Director Shockwave StudioDirector Shockwave StudioUser submitted
Director MXDirector MXUser submitted
GOM PlayerGOM PlayerUser submitted
TimetableTimetableUser submitted
GameLoadGameLoadUser submitted

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