A wps file extension is associated with Microsoft Works and used for its default text document format. Works is a discontinued product, however many documents are still written in WPS format. Microsoft Word, and some other word processors like OpenOffice.org Writer or LibreOffice Writer are also able to open *.wps files.

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the WPS file extension!

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WPS file extension - Microsoft Works document

What is wps file? How to open wps files?

File type specification:

Document file type icon Document file type

wps file icon: wps filetype icon

File extension wps is mainly 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.

These wps files were used for document files in older versions of Microsoft Works.

The WPS format was discontinued by Microsoft in 2006 and was replaced by the standard Microsoft Word DOC format.

Microsoft Word will be able to open, edit and save wps documents, when the Microsoft Works 6–9 File Converter is installed in the computer.

Some OpenOffice.org variants support import of the wps documents via libwps library:

  • OxygenOffice Professional
  • NeoOffice
  • Your Office Suite
  • LibreOffice

MIME types:

This wps 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 wps 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.

Related articles:

File types supported in Microsoft Word 2010

Help how to open:

WPS is not well supported format. Microsoft Works and Word should both be able to handle them, as well as some other third-party word processors like LibreOffice Writer.

*.wps files can also be viewed with Microsoft Word Viewer 2003.

How to convert:

Microsoft developed converter, that can convert WPS Works documents, called Microsoft Works 6–9 File Converter. It is available for download at Microsoft Website.

Another way, how to convert WPS Microsoft Works document, is to save the *.wps file in Microsoft Works or Microsoft Word via FILE|Save menu to another document format.

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List of software applications associated to the .wps 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 wps file, edit wps file, convert wps file, view wps file, play wps 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 wps files.

Software that open wps file - Microsoft Works document

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

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with wps file by default:
Microsoft Works small icon Microsoft Works
Other suggested software:
Microsoft Word small icon Microsoft Word
Microsoft Works 6–9 File Converter small icon Microsoft Works 6–9 File Converter

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