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WMF file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.wmf - Windows Metafile

Windows Metafile (WMF) is a graphics file format on Microsoft Windows systems, originally designed in the early 1990s and not commonly used after the rise of the Internet and the widely used graphics formats such as GIF and JPEG. It is a vector graphics format which also allows the inclusion of raster graphics.

Graphic files
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Windows Metafile related extensions:
TRS 80 Image
SIXEL Bitmap
Screen Capture Image
Portable Pixmap Image ASCII
Colored PostScript
Portable Pixmap Image

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

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

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

wmc, wkf, qmf, smf, mwf, wme, amf, wm, whf, wf, wnf, wmt, mf, wmg, dmf

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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Operating systems

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

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