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.SCR File Extension

2 file types use the .scr file extension.

File Type 1Windows Screensaver

4.2 (90 Votes)
CategorySystem Files

What is an SCR file?

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).

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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.

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Programs that open SCR files
Updated 2/28/2007

File Type 2Script File

4.1 (48 Votes)
CategoryExecutable Files

.SCR File Association 2

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.

Programs that open SCR files
Run within the program that created the script
Edit with a text editor
Autodesk AutoCAD 2020
Run within the program that created the script
Edit with a text editor
Updated 10/10/2013

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