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Details of extension .wmf

2 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) in our database

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

  • What is the .wmf file?
  • Which program can create the .wmf file?
  • Where can you find a description of the .wmf format?
  • What can convert .wmf files to a different format?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .wmf extension?
Windows Metafile .wmf file icon

Windows Metafile

The WMF file is a Windows Metafile. Windows Metafile (WMF) is a graphics file format on Microsoft Windows systems, originally designed in the early 1990s and not commonly used after the rise of the Internet and the widely used graphics formats such as GIF and JPEG. It is a vector graphics format which also allows the inclusion of raster graphics.
Category: Graphic files
Application: Microsoft Windows
Program name: -
Mime-type: image/x-wmf
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:
.sbj Micrografx Designer Clipart Data
.pict1 QuickDraw Pict Image Backup
.ami Amica Paint Image
.pef Pentax Electronic Format
.cdr CorelDraw Drawing
Widelands Map Data .wmf file icon

Widelands Map Data

The WMF file is a Widelands Map Data. Widelands is a free slow-paced real-time strategy video game under the GNU General Public License.
Category: Game Data files
Application: Widelands
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:
.wrpl Widelands Saved Replay
.wgf Widelands Saved Game

Other types of files may also use the .wmf file extension. If you have helpful information about .wmf extension, write to us!

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar extensions in our database:

.mwf FileMaker Pro MWF Data
.wfm Avid Pro Tools Wave Cache Data
.mf Java Manifest File
.wmc WordStar 2000 Macro
.emf Zemax Enhanced Metafile
.dmf X-Tracker Music Module

The .wmf filename extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

wmb (1), wlf (1), wjf (1), wfm (1), smf (1), wmv (1), mwf (1), wmr (1), emf (1), wme (1), amf (1), wmc (1), wm (1), wkf (1), whf (1)

Can't open a .wmf file?

If you want to open a .wmf file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. If the .wmf association isn't set correctly, you may receive the following error message:

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.wmf

To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program whith which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2016/2019/2022, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux, Mac OS X, macOS, iOS, Android