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WAX file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.wax - Windows Media Audio Redirector

The WAX audio files are related to Windows Media Player. WAX file is a Windows Media Audio Redirector file. The WAX format is a type of XML metafile designed to store a list of Windows Media Audio files to play during a multimedia presentation.

Windows Media Player
Audio files
- / -
Windows Media Audio Redirector related extensions:
Microsoft xWMA Compressed Audio
Microsoft Agent Linguistically Enhanced Sound File
Matroska Audio
Magix Movie Edit Pro Audio Data
Yellow Tools Independence Image
Yellow Tools Independence Instrument Library

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

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

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

aax, awx, ax, dax, eax, qax, sax, wa, waa, wac, wad, was, waz, wwx, wx

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

ArcIMS XML Project
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CA ERwin Exported Data Model
Audible Enhanced Audiobook

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8, Windows 10, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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