The File Extensions Database


.WIA File Extension

  • Developer by: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
  • Category: Disk image (ISO) binary Files

What is an .WIA file?

.WIA is Nintendo Wii ISO archive

The wia file extension is most likely best known for its use for the Nintendo Wii Archive file format that allows users to store disks for Nintendo Wii console in digital compression format. It is also can be used to transfer Wii software data over the Internet.


How to open:

Various Nintendo Wii disk management programs can work with WIA images.

How to convert:

Several tools exist that are capable of converting/exporting of WIA archives.

How to solve problems with WIA files

  • Associate the WIA file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any WIA file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.WIA files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the WIA 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 .WIA is Nintendo Wii ISO archive. Because only the current version supports the latest WIA file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Nintendo Co., Ltd. manufacturer website after an available .WIA is Nintendo Wii ISO archive update.
  • To make sure that your WIA file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.