File Extension Library

.WLX File Extension

  • Developer by: Microsoft
  • Category: Misc Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .WLX file?

.WLX file extension is created by Microsoft. .WLX has been classified as Misc Files. The format of .WLX file is Binary.

.WLX is Windows Live Mesh Sync File

Temporary file created by Live Mesh, a Microsoft application used for synchronizing files between computers, Windows Live SkyDrives, and other storage locations; marks a file that still has to be downloaded from a remote storage location to the local storage location; acts as a placeholder until the actual file is downloaded.

WLX filenames are created by appending the ".wlx" suffix to the files that need to be synchronized. For example, if myimage.png needs to be synchronized from a remote location, Live Mesh creates a temporary file named myimage.png.wlx in the local directory. When synchronization is complete (when the file is downloaded), Live Mesh removes the WLX file.

NOTE: Live Mesh was discontinued in 2013 and is now Microsoft OneDrive.

List of all softwares that can open the Windows Live Mesh Sync File
Microsoft OneDrive
Microsoft OneDrive
File Type 2:

MapSource Web Link File

Developer by: Garmin Category: GIS Files Format: Text

GIS file created by MapSource, a trip planning software included with Garmin map product purchases; saved using XML formatting and stores a world location as well as a reference to an external map website such as Google Maps; acts as a link shortcut and allows locations to be opened quickly in third-party websites.

WLX files create links between the MapSource software and an external site. This allows users to visit other information sources to find out more about a location.

If you receive a WLX file, you can install it in MapSource by selecting Edit → Preferences → Web Links and then choosing "Add Web Link."

List of all softwares that can open the MapSource Web Link File
Garmin MapSource
File Type 3:

WinList Analysis Protocol File

Developer by: Verity Software House Category: Data Files Format: XML

Analysis protocol file used by WinList, a flow cytometry analysis program; contains a complete description of the flow cytometry analysis setup that the user has created; includes screen, gates, regions, and palette setup information.

A protocol enables you to save a setup of your analysis, which allows you to close and open a setup to resume your work.

NOTE: When you need to transfer WLX files, WinList lets you create protocol bundles that use the .WLB file extension and store WLX files in a Zip-compatible format.

List of all softwares that can open the WinList Analysis Protocol File
Verity Software House WinList

How to Open .WLX file on different platforms

Open .WLX File on Windows

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

Open .WLX File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .WLX 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 .WLX File on Linux

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

Open .WLX File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .WLX 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 .WLX 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 .WLX files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .WLX files

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