File Extension Library

.WMF File Extension

  • Developer by: Microsoft
  • Category: Vector Image Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .WMF file?

.WMF file extension is created by Microsoft. .WMF has been classified as Vector Image Files. The format of .WMF file is Binary.

.WMF is Windows Metafile

Proprietary Windows graphic format developed by Microsoft; contains a series of drawing operations, including commands for drawing lines, circles, and rectangles; may also contain bitmap drawing operations; used primarily for vector images, but can also include raster graphics.

WMF files originally appeared in 1988 with the release of Windows 2.0. Microsoft later published the WMF file format specification with the Windows 3.1 release in 1992, and then published a subsequent specification in 2006.

WMF files have largely been replaced by more standard formats, such as .JPG and .GIF images. The WMF format is still supported by various programs, including Microsoft's Windows Photo Viewer, which is included in Windows 7.

List of all softwares that can open the Windows Metafile
File Viewer Plus
ACD Systems ACDSee 2018
Adobe Illustrator CC 2019
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2018
Corel PaintShop Pro 2019
ACD Systems Canvas X 2019
Newera Graphics Converter Pro
Microsoft Windows Photo Viewer
Microsoft Picture It!
IMSI TurboCAD Deluxe
Adobe Illustrator CC 2019
Cristallight WMF Converter Pro
Apple QuickTime Player with Flip4Mac WMV Components
File Type 2:

Widelands Map File

Developer by: The Widelands Development Team Category: Game Files Format: Binary

Map file used by Widelands, a strategy game where players control tribes and build settlements; contains a game map, which includes the map size, terrain, initial resources, and tribe starting locations; can be used to create custom maps.

How to Open .WMF file on different platforms

Open .WMF File on Windows

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

Open .WMF File on Mac

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

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

Open .WMF File on iPhone

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

How to fix problems with .WMF files

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