The File Extensions Database


.W8BN File Extension

  • Developer by: Microsoft Corporation
  • Category: Document Files

What is an .W8BN file?

.W8BN is Microsoft Word 98 for Mac document file

The w8bn file extension is associated with Microsoft Word, a powerful authoring program that gives you the ability to create and share documents by combining a comprehensive set of writing tools with the easy-to-use Microsoft Office Fluent user interface, which is part of Microsoft Office.

The .w8bn extension files were used in Microsoft Word 98 for Mac for document files.

The default file format for Microsoft Word document files is the .doc file extension and since Microsoft Word 2007 also the .docx file extension.


How to open:

This file type is not meant to be opened directly, there is no software that could open and work with it directly, or there is no information available in public sources about opening this file type. This is usually the case of some internal data files, caches, temporary files etc.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .w8bn file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

How to solve problems with W8BN files

  • Associate the W8BN file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any W8BN file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.W8BN files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the W8BN file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .W8BN is Microsoft Word 98 for Mac document file. Because only the current version supports the latest W8BN file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Microsoft Corporation manufacturer website after an available .W8BN is Microsoft Word 98 for Mac document file update.
  • To make sure that your W8BN file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.