How to open DIR files

Did your computer fail to open a DIR file? We explain what DIR files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your files.

What is a DIR file?

Files that contain the .dir file extension are movie or animation project files that have been created by the Macromedia Director software application.

The Macromedia Director software program is used to create and edit videos. The DIR files that are used by the program include project resources, scripting code and a timeline as well as 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.

Software that will open, convert or fix DIR files

These apps are known to open certain types of DIR files. Since many different programs may use DIR files for different purposes, you may need to try a few of the apps to open your specific DIR file.

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We have not verified any online services that we know for certain can work with DIR-files. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!