Opening 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 DIR 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.

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

By Prof. Jones (The File Expert)

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