File Type ArcView Layer File IconArcView Layer File
File Format Proprietary (ESRI)
Usage Referenced by an application; not meant to be opened manually
Rank ★ ★ ☆  Average

Contains information available in ArcView's layer properties dialog box; may include symbols, display settings, joined table details, definition queries, labeling properties, and annotation display properties.

LYR files are similar to Legend (.AVL) files, but may contain much more information and are saved in a binary format rather than as a text file.

Open With

IconESRI ArcGIS for Desktop

Updated 2007