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.SCR File Extension

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File Type 1Windows Screensaver

DeveloperMicrosoft
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CategorySystem Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

Definition

Screensaver file for Windows, typically stored in the main Windows directory; may be run automatically when the computer is inactive for several minutes (custom settings can be configured using the Screen Saver control panel).

More Information

Screen savers are executable files that run when opened. They can display vector graphic or text animations, play slide shows, animation, or videos, and may include sound effects.

Program(s) that open .SCR files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Microsoft Windows
Updated 2/28/2007

File Type 2Script File

DeveloperN/A
Popularity
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CategoryExecutable Files
FormatN/A

Unknown

File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.

Definition

Generic executable script created or used by a number of possible programs; when opened, the script typically runs a series of commands in the order they are listed.

More Information

Since script files are saved in a text format, they can often be edited in a basic text editor.

The .SCR extension can be given to .EXE files to detour any restrictions placed on EXE files by antivirus programs or malware.

Program(s) that open .SCR files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Run within the program that created the script
Edit with a text editor
Autodesk AutoCAD 2016
Mac OS X LogoMac OS
Run within the program that created the script
Edit with a text editor
Updated 10/10/2013