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.dra File Extension

Developer: Nuance Communications
File type: Recording File
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .dra. Files with the file extension .dra can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .dra files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .dra file?

The DRA file extension is a data format known as Nuance Dragon Voice Recording File or Dragon Recorded Audio file. DRA files are associated with Dragon. The DRA files and Dragon software were developed by Nuance Communications. DRA files are audio files that store audio as it was dictated by the user and produces generated text for future editing if it does not match the dictation. Dragon software generates text documents from voice recordings by using speech recognition technology. It uses the AutoTranscribe Folder Agent (ATFA) which organizes text and synchronized audio flow. The AFTA creates the synchronized audio file DRA that contains the acoustic data and later on sends the transcript and DRA file to the appropriate designated Outbox. Files in DRA format can be opened with Nuance Dragon Dictate 2.5 for Mac operating systems and Nuance Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11.5 for Microsoft Windows-based systems. Transcribing voice recording is better when using accurate Digital Voice Recorders.

how to open a .dra file?

Launch a .dra file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .dra file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .dra files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .dra file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .dra file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .dra file association errors

applications that open a .dra file

Nuance Dragon Dictate for Mac 2.5

Nuance Dragon Dictate for Mac 2.5

The Dragon Dictate 2.5 is an application developed by Nuance Communications Inc. It is speech recognition software that allows users to create, edit, as well as interact with MAC applications using their voice. This software is also created for the creation and modification of documents, management of emails, Web surfing, social network updates, and other tasks by voice. Through voice commands, users can easily and quickly open one application to another as well as perform other tasks. Compared to older versions of the software, this Dragon Dictate version 2.5 is packed with more advanced features like Microsoft Word 2011 Support that allows users to perform MS Word tasks using voice commands. Another great feature of this software is its Facebook and Twitter commands. This saves users the time posting on these popular social networking sites since they can just post their status updates by saying a simple command like “Post to Facebook” or “Post to Twitter”.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .dra files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .dra. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.
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