Opening tif.$cr extension Files

Hello,

We received a bunch of files from another law firm, and they are in the file format ending in tif.$cr. I tried renaming these to just .tif but it didnt help.

Does anyone know how to open these?
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Cobra25Asked:
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arrorynCommented:
Sounds like they're corrupt files, possibly created from a Canon copier.

I would recommend you report this to the other side and ask they send them in a readable format. They might have an issue with their system, but it definitely sounds like the files you've received are not "present and correct"
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
I suggest trying to open them with IrfanView, excellent (free!) imaging software that I've been using for many years:
http://www.irfanview.com/

Click the Download link on the left to download IrfanView and click the PlugIns link on the left to download the PlugIns, which are needed to give you PDF capability (and other features). Install IrfanView first, then install the PlugIns.

Then drag-and-drop one of the <tif.$cr> files into IrfanView and it will try to detect what the file type really is. If it recognizes it, you'll see this:
IrfanView incorrect extensionIf it doesn't recognize it, you'll get some other error dialog. Let us know what happens. Regards, Joe
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Cobra25Author Commented:
I tried renaming it to .jpg but it didnt help.
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Then it's not a JPG. But instead of trying to rename it to a gazillion different file types, just do what I suggested...install IrfanView and the PlugIns, then drag it into IrfanView. This will at least let you know if it's any type of image file. You won't have to try renaming it to BMP, CRW, CR2, GIF, IMG, JP2, PDF, PNG, RAW, etc. You may get lucky, but trying to rename it manually is painful...just let IrfanView figure out. Now, of course, it could be a non-image file, such as Word or Excel, or corrupt, as arroryn mentioned, but it's worthwhile to rule out all image file types. Regards, Joe
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arrorynCommented:
http://www.pcpitstop.com/file-extension/open/extension/How~to~open~Roxio~Catalog~file/$cr.html

http://forums.support.roxio.com/topic/216-what-is-a-cr-file/

Looks like they're Roxio catalogue files. Did you receive them on a disc, or an email?

I don't think there's meant to be anything useful in here... still reckon you should query with your contact.
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Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
If they are image files, crw is an old Canon RAW format and cr2 is Canon RAW version 2. so I have nothing to add other than follow joewinograd's advice ;-)
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