Files with cdr file extension may also be found as CD/DVD master images created using the Apple Final Cut Pro software.

There are 3 other file types using
the CDR file extension!

cdr icon.cdr - CorelDRAW vector or bitmap graphics [common]

cdr icon.cdr - RAW CD-format audio

empty icon.cdr - Bosch Crash Data Retrieval data

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Software that open cdr file

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CDR file extension - Apple Final Cut Pro CD or DVD master image

What is cdr file? How to open cdr files?

File type specification:

Backup file type icon Backup file type

cdr file icon: cdr filetype icon

The cdr file extension is also used by Apple Final Cut Pro.

The cdr file contains disk image. CDR master image files can be mounted or burn on optical media by Disk Image Mounter in Mac OS X (macOS).

The default software associated to open cdr file:

Apple Disk Utility icon

Apple, Inc. logoApple Disk Utility  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Apple, Inc.

A disk utility distributed with Mac OS X / macOS operating system, Apple Disk Utility offers tool for configuration and format of new disk partitions, mount disk images, create, burn, or convert disk images.

Apple Final Cut Pro icon

Apple, Inc. logoApple Final Cut Pro  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Apple, Inc.

A non-linear, QuickTime compatible video editing software developed by Apple for macOS / Mac OS X.

The last version, called Final Cut Pro X, has been completely rewritten and is heavily based on Apple iMovie. It supports various video formats including DV, HDV, P2 MXF (DVCProHD), XDCAM (via plug-in), 2K, 4K and 5K film formats.

Mac OS X icon

Apple, Inc. logoMac OS X  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Apple, Inc.

OS X or Mac OS X is Unix-based operating system developed by Apple Inc. for Macintosh computers. It contains basic core applications for everyday use, such as Finder basic file manager, Safari for Internet browsing, QuickTime for video, iTunes for managing audio data and iPod, iOS devices management , iMessage instant messaging, Mail, Contacts, Calendar and many more.

The latest version 10.11 of OS X is called El Capitan. It is available to purchase on Mac App Store as well as is distributed with new Mac computers and notebooks. It includes features to improve the security, performance, design and usability.

OS X operating system was replaced by new macOS in 2016!

Related articles:

How to burn ISO disk image in Mac OS X

Help how to open:

Primarly use Apple Final Cut Pro to handle these *.cdr files. However other disk image management programs can most likely also work with this CDR format.

How to convert:

Possibly can be exported to other disk image formats.

List of software applications associated to the .cdr file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open cdr file, edit cdr file, convert cdr file, view cdr file, play cdr file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting cdr files.

Software that open cdr file - Apple Final Cut Pro CD or DVD master image

Programs supporting the exension cdr on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open cdr file action.

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

Main software associated with cdr file by default:
Apple Disk Utility small icon Apple Disk Utility
Mac OS X small icon Mac OS X
Other suggested software:
DropDMG small icon DropDMG

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