File Extension Library

.WAX File Extension

  • Developer by: Microsoft
  • Category: Audio Files
  • Format: Text

What is an .WAX file?

.WAX file extension is created by Microsoft. .WAX has been classified as Audio Files. The format of .WAX file is Text.

.WAX is Windows Media Audio Redirect

Audio shortcut file used by Windows Media Player, the default Windows multimedia playback program; saves a shortcut to a Windows Media audio (.WMA) file on the Internet; saved in a plain text format and contains the URL location of the audio file, but not the audio data itself.

List of all softwares that can open the Windows Media Audio Redirect
Microsoft Windows Media Player
VideoLAN VLC media player

How to Open .WAX file on different platforms

Open .WAX File on Windows

  • Right-click a .WAX
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .WAX file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .WAX files" Press "Ok"

Open .WAX File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .WAX file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .WAX File on Linux

Right click on the .WAX file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .WAX File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .WAX file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .WAX File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .WAX files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .WAX files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .WAX files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .WAX file format
  2. You need to check the .WAX file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)