The File Extensions Database

.WRK File Extension

  • Developer by: Cakewalk
  • Category: Audio Files

What is an .WRK file?

.WRK is Cakewalk Music Project

Project file created by Cakewalk, an audio production application; may split the production across multiple tracks and can include MIDI data, references to audio files, fader settings, tempos, audio effects, and other settings.

The ".wrk" extension is used by older versions of Cakewalk. Newer versions use the .CWP extension.

Programs that open Cakewalk Music Project
Cakewalk SONAR X3
File Type 2:

SQL Server Log Shipping File

Developer by: Microsoft Category: Database Files

Database backup file created by SQL Server, a relational database management system (RDBMS); saves a backup of transaction logs while they are being copied to secondary storage; renamed to ".trn" when the backup is complete.

The ".wrk" extension is assigned to the transaction log backup file temporarily during the backup operation. Therefore, if you see a WRK file that has not changed for a long period of time, it is possible that the backup operation failed.

Programs that open SQL Server Log Shipping File
Microsoft SQL Server 2016

How to solve problems with WRK files

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