There are 20 other file types using
the SCR file extension!

empty icon.scr - Microsoft Silverlight data

empty icon.scr - LocoScript screen font

scr icon.scr - Sun Raster bitmap image

empty icon.scr - Wintask uncompiled program

empty icon.scr - Left 4 Dead game data

scr icon.scr - Microsoft Word for DOS bitmap image

empty icon.scr - Script

scr icon.scr - MS-DOS DEBUG input

empty icon.scr - Image-Pro Plus macro

empty icon.scr - Movie Master Screenplay data

empty icon.scr - Procomm Plus screen snapshot

empty icon.scr - Statistica scrollsheet file

empty icon.scr - DivX video

scr icon.scr - ZX Spectrum standard screen

empty icon.scr - Xpand Rally Extreme player profile file

empty icon.scr - NovaLogic game dialog script file

scr icon.scr - Atari Jaguar Cinepak film

scr icon.scr - Atari Jaguar compiled MIDI score

empty icon.scr - EAGLE settings

empty icon.scr - UFO: Enemy Unknown game data

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SCR file extension - MS Windows screensaver

What is scr file? How to open scr files?

File extension scr is traditionally used for screensaver in Windows operating systems.

A screensaver is a computer program that has been originally designed to prevent phosphor burn-in on old types of CRT monitors and plasma monitors by blanking their screens or filling them with moving images or patterns when the computer is not in use. Screensavers can be also used to protection of a computer against unwanted visitors and can be configured to require password before returning to desktop.

Screensaver files for Windows are typically stored in the \Windows\System32 directory and are enabled by default, meaning they will start when the computer is inactive for several minutes.

This makes .scr files potentially dangerous and in the past many viruses and other malicious programs used .scr as a gateway to user's computer. So always install screensavers from trusted sources.

How to change screensaver in Windows

To change your screensaver in Microsoft Windows follow these steps:

  • On an empty area of your desktop click with your right mouse button
  • On the small menu that pops up, select Properties. The Display Properties window will appear
  • Select the Screen Saver tab to view the screensaver settings

From the screen saver settings page you can select a different screen saver, adjust the settings of the current screensaver and set the time required before your screensaver will activate. You also have the option of requiring a password to be entered before you can use the computer after the screensaver has been activated.

The default software associated to open scr file:

Microsoft Windows icon

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Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

A family of operating systems developed by the Microsoft Corp. The first Windows was released in 1985 as a GUI add-on to MS-DOS. MS-DOS based Windows versions were developed to 2000, when was released the last version called Windows ME. Windows based on NT core started in 1993. Windows NT family are developed to these days, the latest version is called Microsoft Windows 11.

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Help how to open:

Screen savers are executable files that run the program when opened.

How to convert:

Some programs allow users to export the pictures from .scr files and save them as individual files.

Find converter to scr file type:

gif to scr

jpeg to scr

jpg to scr

mp4 to scr

png to scr

sfw to scr

swf to scr

File identification strings:

HEX code: 4D 5A
ASCII code: MZ

Related links:

Information How To Make Your Own Screensavers - Screensavers

List of software applications associated to the .scr 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 scr file, edit scr file, convert scr file, view scr file, play scr 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 scr files.

Software that open scr file - MS Windows screensaver

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

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with scr file by default:
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Other suggested software:
Screensaver Maker
Ultra Screen Saver Maker

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