A lyr file extension is related to the ArcView software and used for its layer files.

There are 4 other file types using
the LYR file extension!

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LYR file extension - ArcView layer

What is lyr file? How to open lyr files?

File type specification:

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The lyr file extension is associated with the ArcView, a GIS (geographic information system) software for Microsoft Windows operating system, developed by Esri.

The lyr file contains layer from ArcView program.

The default software associated to open lyr file:

ArcGIS for Desktop Basic (ArcView) icon

Esri logoArcGIS for Desktop Basic (ArcView)  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:

ArcGIS for Desktop Basic (formerly known as ArcView) is GIS (geographic information system) application used to visualizing, managing, creating, and analyzing geographic data.

ArcGIS for Desktop Basic is a part of the ArcGIS Desktop. ArcGIS for Desktop Basic supports creation of interactive maps, spatial analysis, GIS deployment, map viewing and navigation, map printing etc.

Help how to open:

Use ArcView to work with *.lyr files.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .lyr file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

List of software applications associated to the .lyr 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 lyr file, edit lyr file, convert lyr file, view lyr file, play lyr file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org'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 lyr files.

Software that open lyr file - ArcView layer

Programs supporting the exension lyr on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about ArcGIS for Desktop Basic (ArcView) for open lyr file action.

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