W86 file format description

Many people share .w86 files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .w86 file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .w86 files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.w86 - Emacs W86 Data

The W86 data files are related to Emacs. The W86 file is an Emacs W86 Data. GNU Emacs is an extensible, customizable text editor and more.

Data files
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Emacs W86 Data related extensions:
Emacs Buffer Data
Emacs Lisp Code
Emacs Lisp Compiled Bytecode
Emacs Lisp User Init

Naturally, other applications may also use the .w86 file extension. Even harmful programs can create .w86 files. Be especially cautious with .w86 files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .w86 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 .w86 file extension is often given incorrectly!

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


Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

A86 Assembly Source Code

Operating systems

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