When I installed AutoCAD 2012, it changed the file type of .scr to AutoCAD Script. This made it difficult to write screen savers because I wasn’t able to run them anymore after they were compiled.

Restoring the file association isn’t very difficult. One solution is to run assoc .scr=scrfile in the command shell. If this doesn’t work, open Windows Explorer and follow these steps:

  1. Open the Tools menu and select Folder Options.
  2. Select the File Types tab.
  3. Press the New button.
  4. Enter scr in the File Extension text box.
  5. Press the Advanced button.
  6. Select Screen Saver in the Associated File Type.
  7. Press OK and allow the change to a new file type.

Now when you run an .scr file, it displays the screen saver.

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