WCAP file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.wcap - Mac OS X Wireless Diagnostics Captured Packets

The WCAP data files are related to Mac OS X. The WCAP file is a Mac OS X Wireless Diagnostics Captured Packets. Wireless Diagnostics is an application built in to OS X that lets you capture a Wi-Fi level packet trace.

Mac OS X
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Mac OS X Wireless Diagnostics Captured Packets related extensions:
TI-92 OS Update Data
ICQ Saved Chat Session
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Naturally, other applications may also use the .wcap file extension. Even harmful programs can create .wcap files. Be especially cautious with .wcap files coming from an unknown source!

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

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

cap, scap, wap, wca, wcp

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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Operating systems

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