DIR file format description
Many people share .dir files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .dir file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .dir files.
1 filename extension(s) found in our database.
.dir - Macromedia Director Movie
DIR file is a Macromedia Director Movie. DIR movies are uncompressed movies that users can open for editing.
- .dir file format description:
- DIR format description not yet available
- Macromedia Director
- Video files
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- Macromedia Director Movie related links:
- Macromedia Director Movie related extensions:
Naturally, other applications may also use the .dir file extension. Even harmful programs can create .dir files. Be especially cautious with .dir files coming from an unknown source!
Can't open a .dir file?
When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:
Windows can't open this file:
To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.
To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.
- Open Control Panel > Control Panel Home > Default Programs > Set Associations.
- Select a file type in the list and click Change Program.
The .dir file extension is often given incorrectly!
According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:
sir, cir, ir, fir, dri, dor, dkr, dit, xir, die, vir, di, rir, idr, dur
Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?
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