.scr

File Type 1 Script File IconScript File
File Format Standard
Usage Open manually; may run a program or script when opened
Rank ★ ★ ☆  Average
Description

Generic executable script created or used by a number of possible programs; when opened, the script typically runs a series of commands in the order they are listed.

Since script files are saved in a text format, they can often be edited in a basic text editor.

The .SCR extension can be given to .EXE files to detour any restrictions placed on EXE files by antivirus programs or malware.

Open With
Windows

IconRun within the program that created the script

IconEdit with a text editor

IconAutodesk AutoCAD

macOS

IconRun within the program that created the script

IconEdit with a text editor

Updated 2007
File Type 2 Windows Screensaver IconWindows Screensaver
File Format Standard (developed by Microsoft)
Usage Referenced by an application; not meant to be opened manually; may run a program or script when opened
Rank ★ ★ ★  Common
Description

Screensaver file for Windows, typically stored in the main Windows directory; may be run automatically when the computer is inactive for several minutes (custom settings can be configured using the Screen Saver control panel).

Screen savers are executable files that run when opened. They can display vector graphic or text animations, play slide shows, animation, or videos, and may include sound effects.

Open With
Windows

IconMicrosoft Windows

Updated 2007
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