Files with ~cr file extension can often be found as pictures or other data recovered from memory cards or hard drivers.

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~CR file extension - Recovered picture or data

What is ~cr file? How to open ~cr files?

File type specification:

Temporary file type icon Temporary file type

File extension ~cr is sometimes used by data recovery software for images that were recovered from memory card or hard drives.

In most cases renaming the ~cr file extension to the original extension (most likely JPEG) should make them accessible by image viewers again. This works because recovery software usually does not alter the data it recovers, so if it was JPEG it will still be JPEG.

Sometimes however, images are not fully recovered and can be damaged (lines, chopped images, squares, error drawing, or no full image, etc.).

This file extension can also be used for temporary files.

Updated: November 4, 2019

The default software associated to open ~cr file:

CardRecovery picture or screenshot

WinRecovery Software logoCardRecovery  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
WinRecovery Software

CardRecovery is the leading photo recovery software for memory card used by digital camera. It can effectively recover lost, deleted, corrupted or formatted photos and video files from various memory cards.

Help how to open:

Try to rename the *.~cr file extension to JPG and open it in any image viewer.

How to convert:

The recovered images are basically JPEG, so you can rename them to restore their default associations.

Find conversions from ~cr file:

~cr to jpeg

~cr to jpg

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

Software that import ~cr file - Recovered picture or data

Programs supporting the exension ~cr on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about CardRecovery for import ~cr file action.

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