EMF file format description

Many people share .emf files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .emf file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .emf files.

4 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.emf - EES Macro Data

The EMF data files are related to EES. The EMF file is an EES Macro Data. EES is a general equation-solving program that can numerically solve thousands of coupled non-linear algebraic and differential equations.

Data files
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EES Macro Data related extensions:
EES Default Information
EES Dynamically Linked Function
EES Plot Template
EES File Names List
EES Lookup Table
EES Textbook

.emf - MicroEMACS Macro

The EMF data files are related to MicroEMACS. The EMF file is a MicroEMACS Macro. MicroEMACS is a small, portable Emacs-like text editor.

Data files
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MicroEMACS Macro related extensions:
MicroEMACS Abbreviation File
MicroEMACS Spelling Dictionary Data
MicroEMACS Help
MicroEMACS Database Data
MicroEMACS Registry Data
MicroEMACS Session Data

.emf - Zemax Enhanced Metafile

The EMF data files are related to ZEMAX. The EMF file is 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.

Data files
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Zemax Enhanced Metafile related extensions:
Zemax ASCII Glass Catalog
Zemax Annotations Data
Zemax Binary Glass Catalog
Zemax Binary Image Surface Data
Zemax Scattering Distribution Data
Zemax Configuration Data

.wmf - Windows Metafile

The WMF graphic files are related to Microsoft Windows. 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.

Microsoft Windows
Graphic files
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Windows Metafile related extensions:
ACDSee BUC Image
Kid Pix Drawing
Very Ordinary Raster Bitmap
Greenfish Icon Editor Pro Graphic
Pixibox Image
TRS-80 MAX Image

Naturally, other applications may also use the .emf file extension. Even harmful programs can create .emf files. Be especially cautious with .emf files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .emf file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


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 one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .emf file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

3mf, dmf, ef, efm, ehf, ejf, elf, em, emb, emc, emd, emg, emr, emt, emv

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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Adobe Encore Menu Template
Zebra EPL2 Label
QSlim 3D Model
Wilcom Embroidery Data
Gamecube Executable ELF
SkinMagic Toolkit Data

Operating systems

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