WINMD file format description
Many people share .winmd files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .winmd file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .winmd files.
1 filename extension(s) found in our database.
.winmd - Microsoft Windows Metadata
The WINMD development files are related to Microsoft Visual Studio. WINMD file is a Microsoft Windows Metadata. Windows Metadata is a collection of key-value pairs that are declared in the project file as child elements of an item element.
- Microsoft Visual Studio
- Development files
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- Microsoft Windows Metadata related extensions:
Naturally, other applications may also use the .winmd file extension. Even harmful programs can create .winmd files. Be especially cautious with .winmd files coming from an unknown source!
Can't open a .winmd 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.
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