Open SCR files

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Have you encountered a problem with a SCR file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a SCR file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your SCR file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

What is SCR file?

The suffix SCR identifies files used by Microsoft Silverlight.

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Silverlight is a framework developed for programming Rich Internet Application (RIA). It's a proprietary technology that competes with JavaFX, Adobe Flash and Open Lazlo. Microsoft Silverligt fut on the .NET Framework and is also the programming environment for the Windows 7 Phone operating system.

Silverlight is available as a browser plugin. The applications, ranging from embedded videos to complex applications and games, can be executed both within the browser and, depending on the version of Silverlight used, directly on the desktop.

Because it is a royalty-protected and proprietary technology, it is not available for any operating system. Under Linux, the functionality of Silverlight is modeled using the Microsoft-supported Mono project. The support also varies from browser to browser.

Programs which can open a SCR file

How to open file with SCR extension?

In order to open a file with SCR extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening SCR file occurred, it is highly possible that none of the listed programs is present on user’s system. Even if one or more said programs are installed, there may be issues related with given programs. In order to solve a problem with SCR files, follow the instructions below.
Install Microsoft Windows or other program from the list

Most often resolving problems with opening SCR files is very simple. Just install an appropriate program that supports such files. All of the listed programs support SCR files, but may vary in offered function and purpose. Some programs may be capable only of viewing contents of SCR files or offer file conversion options, but may not be capable of editing such files.

Set Microsoft Windows as the default program for opening SCR files

It is possible that although a compatible program has been installed on user’s system, it is not used by the system to open it. This may happen because no default application was associated with this type of files. To associate SCR files with given application, select "Open with" from drop-down menu (accessed by right-clicking on the file). Then select from the list the program or application you want to be used to open this type of file. If the Microsoft Windows applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where Microsoft Windows has been installed.


Check the section that lists most common problems with SCR files

Sometimes problems with opening SCR files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as:

  • File data is corrupted
  • SCR files has been not been completely download from the internet (only a part of the data has been downloaded)
  • Currently used user account hasn’t been granted necessary privileges to open SCR files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • SCR file was being copied from a corrupted storage device and is incomplete or data is corrupted. (Copying files from unknown or untrusted sources should be conducted with great care as such files may contain malicious software, which can damage your system)

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