The File Extensions Database

.WMD File Extension

  • Developer by: Microsoft
  • Category: Video Files
  • Format: Zip

What is an .WMD file?

.WMD is Windows Media Download Package

Zip compressed file used by Windows Media Player; may store multimedia content, playlists, and borders (custom interfaces); used as a format for downloading audio and video over the Internet.

WMD files are .ZIP files that use the ".wmd" extension so that Windows Media Player opens them by default. You can decompress them manually with any Zip-compatible decompression utility.

Programs that open Windows Media Download Package
Microsoft Windows Media Player

How to solve problems with WMD files

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