~CR File Type- The quick facts
What are ~CR files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a ~CR file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your 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
Important: Different programs may use files with the ~CR file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your ~CR file is, you may need to try a few different programs.
While we have not verified the app ourselves yet, our users have suggested a single ~CR opener which you will find listed below.
Last updated: March 9, 2012
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 apps that use files with this extension
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.