A wks file extension is related to the Microsoft Works office suite for Microsoft Windows, MS-DOS and Mac OS. A wks file stores spreadsheet created in Microsoft Works.

There are 2 other file types using
the WKS file extension!

wks icon.wks - Lotus 1-2-3 version 1.x spreadsheet

empty icon.wks - DeskMate worksheet

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WKS file extension - Microsoft Works spreadsheet document

What is wks file? How to open wks files?

File type specification:

Spreadsheet and workbook file type icon Spreadsheet and workbook file type

wks file icon: wks filetype icon

The wks file extension is associated with Microsoft Works, an office suite produced by Microsoft, which was offered as smaller, less expensive, and with fewer features than the Microsoft Office suite.

Its core functionality includes a word processor, a spreadsheet and a database.

The wks file contains spreadsheet created with the Works application.

This wks file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.

The default software associated to open wks file:

Microsoft Works icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Works  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Works is office suite developed as cheaper substitute of Microsoft Office. Works includes word processor, spreadsheet, database management and calendar. Older versions also included terminal emulation tool. Microsoft Works is able to open Microsoft Office documents.

Works is discontinued product and it was replaced by Microsoft Office Starter edition.

Help how to open:

Use Microsoft Works to open the .wks files. Also some spreadsheets programs can still open the *.wks files, however the latest Microsoft Excel 2007/2010 and newer no longer support that format.

You can have luck with any earlier version of Excel, but you will probably loose some of the formatting from the .wks files.

How to convert:

Microsoft Works could export its own spreadsheets to several other formats including Excel's XLS. Outside of that, some programs, like OpenOffice.org may still support the now discontinued format but it is not that well supported.

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List of software applications associated to the .wks file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open wks file, edit wks file, convert wks file, view wks file, play wks file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting wks files.

Software that open wks file - Microsoft Works spreadsheet document

Programs supporting the exension wks on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open wks file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with wks file by default:
Microsoft Works small icon Microsoft Works
Other suggested software:
Microsoft Excel small icon Microsoft Excel

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