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WMS file format description

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

2 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.wms - Windows Media Player Skin

The WMS multimedia files are related to Windows Media Player. WMS file is a Windows Media Player Skin. WMS is just an XML file and can be edited or created with any text editing software.

Windows Media Player
Multimedia files
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Windows Media Player Skin related extensions:
Nokia Playlist
Flash Media Manifest File
Flash MP4 Video Index
Flash MP4 Video Bootstrap
Avid Log Exchange File
Graphical System for Presentation File

.wms - Web Map Service Data

The WMS data files are related to GDAL. WMS file is a Web Map Service Data. The OpenGIS Web Map Service Interface Standard (WMS) provides a simple HTTP interface for requesting geo-registered map images from one or more distributed geospatial databases.

Data files
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Web Map Service Data related extensions:
GeoJSON Data
GeoTIFF Raster Image
Intergraph Raster Format Image
NITF Georeference Data
Swedish Grid Map
Czech Cadastral Exchange Data Format Data

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

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

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

ams, dms, ems, ms, mws, qms, sms, whs, wks, wls, wm, wmc, wme, wmw, wmx

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

SmartWare Worksheet Document
Amiga Diskmasher Disk Image
WRAP DAY Message Data
Windows Media Player Compressed Skin
eMachineShop Data
IBM Personal Communications WorkStation Profile

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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