The File Extensions Database

.DXR File Extension

  • Developer by: Adobe Systems
  • Category: Video Files

What is an .DXR file?

.DXR is Protected Macromedia Director Movie

Movie or animation created with Macromedia Director; similar to a .DIR file, but is saved in a non-editable, or locked format; may be used for distributing Director files to users who do not need to edit the contents of the Director movie.

NOTE: Macromedia was acquired by Adobe in 2005.

Programs that open Protected Macromedia Director Movie
Adobe Director
Adobe Shockwave Player
Echo One iSwiff
Adobe Director
Adobe Shockwave Player
Echo One iSwiff

How to solve problems with DXR files

  • Associate the DXR file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any DXR file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.DXR files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the DXR 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 .DXR is Protected Macromedia Director Movie. Because only the current version supports the latest DXR file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Adobe Systems manufacturer website after an available .DXR is Protected Macromedia Director Movie update.
  • To make sure that your DXR file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.