.WMF File Extension

File Type:
Windows Metafile

Having trouble opening .wmf extension? Don't panic! This page explains what wmf files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open wmf files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a WMF file?

Wmf file extension has Windows Metafile file type, developed by Microsoft, which is associated with the "vector image files" category.

Associated with Microsoft, the file saves a series of drawing operations. This includes but not limited to commands for drawing circles, lines, rectangles, etc. The file also provides bitmap drawing operations. WMF files are often applied for storing raster graphics as well as vector images.

Now, .GIF and .JPG formats are more commonly used instead of the WMF format. However, the latter is still supported by a number of programs, such as Microsoft's Windows Photo Viewer.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

wmf file icon
File Type:
Windows Metafile
Vector Image Files

How to open WMF file?

Double click the wmf 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 .wmf 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 wmf 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".

File Size: 3.04 MB, Download time: < 1 min. on DSL/ADSL/Cable

This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the wmf 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 WMF files

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 wmf file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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