Having trouble opening .emf extension? Don't panic! This page explains what emf files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open emf files. You can download these programs through this page.
What is a EMF file?
Emf file extension has Enhanced Windows Metafile file type, developed by Microsoft, which is associated with the "vector image files" category.
Commonly used by a number of image-editing tools, the vector graphics format is based on the Windows Metafile Format (.WMF file). It works with 32-bit data, and doesn’t support CMYK data. The format may serve as graphics language for printer drivers as well.
To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.
- File Type:
- Enhanced Windows Metafile
- Vector Image Files
How to open EMF file?
Double click the emf file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .emf extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.
Method 1: Fix file association errors
Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the emf extension associations' problem in no time:
- Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
- Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
- Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".
Method 2: Download the appropriate software
The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the emf file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.
Programs that open EMF files
- Viewer Plus
- Microsoft Office 2016
- Adobe Illustrator CC 2015
- Newera Graphics Converter Pro
- Corel PaintShop Pro X9
- CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X8
- Corel Presentations X8
- ACD Systems Canvas X 16
- ACD Systems ACDSee 19
- Microsoft Windows Picture and Fax Viewer
- Companion Software Metafile Companion
- Apache OpenOffice
Method 3: Use universal file viewer
In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the emf file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.