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EMF file format description

EMF file format

We made this page to help you understand how to work with EMF files. Here, you can find info on software that can handle these files. It includes simple programs for opening and converting them.

Learn about the EMF file and its functions here!

We also explain how to convert them into other types. It's simple and hassle-free. For opening or changing EMF files, this page offers all the tools you need.

#1 MicroEMACS Macro

The EMF file is categorized under Data. It is associated with MicroEMACS, serving as a MicroEMACS Macro. MicroEMACS is a small, portable Emacs-like text editor. Visit the website of MicroEMACS for a detailed description of the EMF format.

Application:MicroEMACS
Category:Data files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

MicroEMACS Macro related extensions

  • eaf MicroEMACS Abbreviation File
  • edf MicroEMACS Spelling Dictionary Data
  • ehf MicroEMACS Help
  • enf MicroEMACS Database Data

#2 EES Macro Data

The EMF file is categorized under Data. It is associated with EES, serving as an EES Macro Data. EES is a general equation-solving program that can numerically solve thousands of coupled non-linear algebraic and differential equations. Visit the website of EES for a detailed description of the EMF format.

Application:EES
Category:Data files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

EES Macro Data related extensions

  • dft EES Default Information
  • dlf EES Dynamically Linked Function
  • ept EES Plot Template
  • fnl EES File Names List

#3 Zemax Enhanced Metafile

The EMF file is categorized under Data. It is associated with ZEMAX, serving as a Zemax Enhanced Metafile. ZEMAX is the software that optical engineers and designers around the world choose for lens design, illumination, laser beam propagation, stray light, freeform optical design and many other applications. Visit the website of ZEMAX for a detailed description of the EMF format.

Application:ZEMAX
Category:Data files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

Zemax Enhanced Metafile related extensions

  • agf Zemax ASCII Glass Catalog
  • ann Zemax Annotations Data
  • bgf Zemax Binary Glass Catalog
  • bim Zemax Binary Image Surface Data

#4 Windows Metafile

The WMF file is categorized under Graphic. It is associated with Microsoft Windows, serving as 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. Visit the website of Microsoft Windows for a detailed description of the WMF format.

Application:Microsoft Windows
Category:Graphic files
Mime-type:image/x-wmf
Magic:- / -
Aliases:emf

Windows Metafile related extensions

  • 3d4 CAD-3D 2.0 Image
  • fsps MacPaint FSPS Data
  • qpc KaleidaGraph Plot
  • can Canon Navigator Fax

Did someone accidentally misspell the EMF filename?

The EMF filename extension may be misspelled. We compiled a list of similar file extensions to help you find errors.

Filename extensions similar to EMF:

Windows can't open your EMF file?

When you try to open a file by double-clicking it, Windows looks at the file's name to figure out what to do. If Windows doesn't know the file type, it'll ask you to choose an app to open this EMF file.

To set the EMF file association in Windows 11, you can follow these steps

  1. Open the Settings app by clicking on the Start menu and selecting the gear icon.
  2. In the Settings app, click on System and then select Apps from the left-hand side menu.
  3. Scroll down and click on the Default apps option.
  4. In the Default apps section, you will find various categories. They include Email, Web browser, and Music player.
  5. Locate the category that matches the file type you want to associate. For example, choose Photos for image files, or Video player for video files.
  6. Click on the current default app listed under the category. A list of available apps will appear.
  7. Choose the app you want to set as the default for that file type. If the app you want is not listed, click on More apps to see more options. Or, click on Look for an app in the Microsoft Store to search for apps.
  8. After selecting the app, it will become the default choice for opening files of that type.

It's worth mentioning that you don't always need to set EMF file association. Many apps can open files. They don't need a specific file association to be set.

Handle EMF files with care

Exercise caution when handling EMF files from unknown sources. Files from certain sources can threaten your computer's security. They might contain malware, viruses, or harmful software. To minimize risks, avoid downloading or opening unfamiliar EMF files. Use trusted antivirus software to scan files from unknown sources before opening.

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