~CR File - opening and understanding

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

What is a ~CR file?

The .~cr file extension is used as a temporary file format, which was developed by WinRecovery Software. Also known as recovered image files, these ~CR files are also classified as recovered file types. A .~cr file is normally generated by the CardRecovery program, which is a data recovery tool that was also created by WinRecovery Software.In some instances, renaming the .~cr file extension to a standard image file extension like .jpg or .png may enable image viewers and editing applications to open these ~CR files. However, if the digital images stored in the .~cr file were not completely and properly recovered, then damages like incomplete or chopped graphics, lines, squares and so on may appear in the images. There are also some instances when the CardRecovery software fails to partially recover an image, and this results to a ~CR file that may not open even when the .~cr file extension is replaced with .jpg, .png or .bmp.The CardRecovery software can be used to open these .~cr files. As mentioned earlier, when the .~cr file extension of these recovered image files has been changed to .jpg, .png or .bmp, standard image viewers and graphics editing applications can be used to open and view the content of these ~CR files.

How to open ~CR 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 ~CR for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 1 different ~CR openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension ~CR

While we know of one file format using the .~CR 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 .~CR file.

Various viewers for this file format

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

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We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with ~CR-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 ~CR-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!