WAD file format description
Many people share .wad files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .wad file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .wad files.
1 filename extension(s) found in our database.
.wad - Doom Data File
The WAD game data files are related to Doom. WAD file is a Doom Data File. This file containing video, player level, and other information for game. WAD is a simple ZIP compressed archive.
- Game Data files
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- Doom Data File related extensions:
Naturally, other applications may also use the .wad file extension. Even harmful programs can create .wad files. Be especially cautious with .wad files coming from an unknown source!
Can't open a .wad 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.
- Open Control Panel > Control Panel Home > Default Programs > Set Associations.
- Select a file type in the list and click Change Program.
The .wad file extension is often given incorrectly!
According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:
awd, wzd, wd, wxd, ad, waf, ead, wwd, aad, wav, war, wae, wa, qad, dad
Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?
Similar file extensions in our database:
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- Sharp Wizard Data
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