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

lyr file icon.lyr - Lyrics file

lyr file icon.lyr - DataCAD layer file

lyr file icon.lyr - Crysis game file

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LYR file extension - ArcView layer file

What is lyr file? How to open lyr files?

File type specification:

Various data file type icon Various data file type

The LYR file suffix is associated with the ArcView. File contains layer.

The default software associated to lyr file type:

ArcGIS for Desktop Basic (ArcView) icon

Esri logo ArcGIS for Desktop Basic (ArcView)  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Esri

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 LYR files:

Due the variability and uncertainty of this file type group, there is no general information available, about how to open this various data file format. However most files with extension from this group are usually not meant to be opened or viewed directly. If there are associated applications or programs listed below the extension description, you can always try to check their website for additional informations on their forums or other type of customer support.

For general information try to look at:
Identifying unknown file formats

How to convert file with extension LYR:

Due the variability and uncertainty of this file type group, there is no general information available, about how to convert this various data file format. However most files with extension from this group are usually not in formats, which can be converted. If there are associated applications or programs listed below the extension description, you can always try to check their website for additional informations on their forums or other type of customer support.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .lyr file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X 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).

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Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with lyr file - ArcView layer file

Click on the software link for more information about ArcGIS for Desktop Basic (ArcView). ArcGIS for Desktop Basic (ArcView) uses lyr file type for its internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open file actions (eg. to install/execute/support an application itself, to store application or user data, configure program etc.).

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