The File Extensions Database


.WS3 File Extension

  • Developer by: Michael Petrie
  • Category: Document Files

What is an .WS3 file?

.WS3 is WordStar for Windows 3 document file

The ws3 file extension is associated with the WordStar a text editor and word processor for MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows operating systems. The .ws3 file stores document written in WordStar for Windows version 3.


How to open:

Use WordStar for Windows to open .ws3 document files.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .ws3 file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

How to solve problems with WS3 files

  • Associate the WS3 file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any WS3 file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.WS3 files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the WS3 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 .WS3 is WordStar for Windows 3 document file. Because only the current version supports the latest WS3 file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Michael Petrie manufacturer website after an available .WS3 is WordStar for Windows 3 document file update.
  • To make sure that your WS3 file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.