DXR File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a DXR file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .DXR files.

What is a DXR file?

Files that contain the .dxr file extension are most commonly associated with the Macromedia Director software application. The DXR files that are used by this software program contain Director movie files that have been stored in a non-editable file format. This allows a user to share and distribute a Director file without allowing other users to make edits or modifications to it.

The DXR files are saved in an uncompressed format. Macromedia developed the DXR file format, but the company was taken over by Adobe in 2005. The current version of Director is published by Adobe and not by Macromedia.

How to open DXR files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension DXR for different purposes.

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

Suggest another file format using extension DXR

While we know of one file format using the .DXR file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .DXR file.

Various viewers for this file format

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

Stuffit ExpanderStuffit ExpanderUser submitted
DirectorDirectorUser submitted
Any Video Converter ProfessionalAny Video Converter ProfessionalUser submitted
Director Shockwave StudioDirector Shockwave StudioUser submitted
progeCAD ProfessionalprogeCAD ProfessionalUser submitted
Director MXDirector MXUser submitted
Flash Movie PlayerFlash Movie PlayerUser submitted
progeCAD Professional EnglishprogeCAD Professional EnglishUser submitted
RealPlayerRealPlayerUser submitted
Adobe PhotoshopAdobe PhotoshopUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with DXR-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with DXR-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!