The File Extensions Database


.~CR File Extension

  • Developer by: WinRecovery Software
  • Category: Temporary Files

What is an .~CR file?

.~CR is Recovered picture or data

The ~cr file extension is sometimes used by data recovery software for images that were recovered from memory card or hard drives.

In most cases renaming the ~cr file extension to the original extension (most likely JPEG) should make them accessible by image viewers again. This works because recovery software usually does not alter the data it recovers, so if it was JPEG it will still be JPEG.

Sometimes however, images are not fully recovered and can be damaged (lines, chopped images, squares, error drawing, or no full image, etc.).

This file extension can also be used for temporary files.


How to open:

Try to rename the *.~cr file extension to JPG and open it in any image viewer.

How to convert:

The recovered images are basically JPEG, so you can rename them to restore their default associations.

How to solve problems with ~CR files

  • Associate the ~CR file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any ~CR file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.~CR files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the ~CR file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .~CR is Recovered picture or data. Because only the current version supports the latest ~CR file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the WinRecovery Software manufacturer website after an available .~CR is Recovered picture or data update.
  • To make sure that your ~CR file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.