HCR File - opening and understanding

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

What is a HCR file?

The HCR file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different programs may use the HCR file type for different types of data.

While we do not yet describe the HCR file format and its common uses, we do know which programs are known to open these files, as we receive dozens of suggestions from users like yourself every day about specific file types and which programs they use to open them.

We are continually working on adding more file type descriptions to the site, so if you have information about HCR files that you think will help others, please use the Update Info link below to submit it to us - we'd love to hear from you!

How to open HCR 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 HCR for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 15 different HCR openers which you will find listed below.

Various viewers for this file format

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

The Print ShopThe Print ShopUser submitted
PrintMasterPrintMasterUser submitted
PrintMaster GoldPrintMaster GoldUser submitted
HydroCAD Stormwater Modeling SystemHydroCAD Stormwater Modeling SystemUser submitted
ScrapbooksScrapbooksUser submitted
PrintMaster PlatinumPrintMaster PlatinumUser submitted
hotComm NetworkinghotComm NetworkingUser submitted
PrintMaster PremierPrintMaster PremierUser submitted
BI Cube CreatorBI Cube CreatorUser submitted
PrintMaster Gold Publishing SuitePrintMaster Gold Publishing SuiteUser submitted
Broderbund Premium Print ApplicationBroderbund Premium Print ApplicationUser submitted
hotComm Lite NetworkinghotComm Lite NetworkingUser submitted
PrintMaster Gold DeluxePrintMaster Gold DeluxeUser submitted
PrintMaster Office SuitePrintMaster Office SuiteUser submitted
American Greetings CreataCardAmerican Greetings CreataCardUser submitted

Try a universal file viewer

Try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and most likely yours too. Download Free File Viewer here.

We have not yet verified any programs for Mac that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!
We have not yet verified any web services that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!