File Extension WPS

.WPS File

File extension: WPS
File type: Text Document
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Notes about the WPS file extension:



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The WPS file type is primarily associated with 'Works' by Microsoft Corporation.

Some versions of Word will open some versions of these Works files; for others a converter may be needed.

One is available as the file WP6RTF.EXE from Microsoft. Go to the Microsoft Office main site and search using the words "works to word converter" (without the quotes) and various locations for older converters no longer available should pop up.

You can also get the Microsoft Word Viewer 2003 (search like above but for "word viewer 2003") and open the file in that. Then, select the entire file and press Control-C to copy and open another word processor (e.g., the OpenOffice.org suite word processor) and with the blank document active press Control-V to copy to that document. Much of the formatting should remain intact if you do this but, in some cases, some reformatting may be necessary.


Detailed information for file extension WPS:


Primary association: Works
Company: Microsoft Corporation
Mime type: application/vnd.ms-works, application/x-msworks-wp, zz-application/zz-winassoc-wps, text/plain
Identifying characters Hex: D0 CF 11 E0 A1 B1 1A E1 00 , ASCII:
Program ID: MicrosoftWorks.WordProcessor.5 , MSWorks4WordProcessor , Works.Word.Document.8
Related links: Microsoft Office Home Page, MS Article: Open Works in Word, OpenOffice.org

Other applications associated with file type WPS:

  • Kingsoft Office (Document) by Beijing Kingsoft CorporationKingsoft Office is a Microsoft Office compatible suite of applications. It comprises of Writer, Spreadsheets and Presentation The identifying characters used for this association are - Hex: 90 FF 57 50 53 32 30 30 31 AE 20 66 6F 72 20 57 69 6E 64 6F 77 73 (2001 ver) , ASCII: ..WPS2001..for.Windows , Hex: D0 CF 11 E0 A1 B1 1A E1 00 (2002 ver)
  • Rockbox (Theme) by The Rockbox CrewRockbox is an open source replacement firmware for MP3 players. It runs on a number of different models. The .WPS extension decribes the What's Playing Screen in Rockbox.
File Identifier - TrID
'Identifying characters' used on FILExt.com are
provided by Marco Pontello from his TrID database




Important: Invalid file associations could be the result of underlying issues within your Windows PC. It is highly recommended that you scan your PC for invalid registry entries, unused processes and other slowdown issues.

Technical data

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System Info for File Extension .WPS

The following listing is compiled from the database produced by the 'Associate This!' program, selected data from the main FILExt database and information FILExt collected directly from user systems.

ProgramID: PhotoPhilia.File_wps, FileType: WPS Image, AppName: PhotoPhilia main application
EXEFile: Pholi.exe

ProgramID: WPSDoc, FileType: WPEntrust Signed Document, AppName: WordPerfect(R) 11
EXEFile: wpwin11.exe

ProgramID: MicrosoftWorks.WordProcessor.5
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%r\Microsoft Works\WksWP.exe /SHELL %1

ProgramID: MSWorks3WordProcessor
EXEFile: C:\MSWORKS\msworks.exe %1

ProgramID: MicrosoftWorks.WordProcessor.5
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Works\WksWP.exe

ProgramID: Works.Word.Document.8
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office\Office10\\winword.exe %1

ProgramID: WPSDoc
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\WordPerfect Office 12\Programs\wpwin12.exe %1

ProgramID: WPSDoc
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\WordPerfect Office 11\Programs\wpwin11.exe %1

ProgramID: Works.Word.Document.8
EXEFile: D:\MS WD 2000\Office\winword.exe %1

ProgramID: Works.Word.Document.8
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office\Office\winword.exe %1

ProgramID: Works.Word.Document.8
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office\Office\winword.exe

ProgramID: Works.Word.Document.8
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office\Office10\winword.exe /n /dde

ProgramID: MSWorks4WordProcessor
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\MSWorks\msworks.exe %1

ProgramID: MicrosoftWorks.WordProcessor.5
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Works\WksWP.exe /SHELL %1

ProgramID: MicrosoftWorks.WordProcessor.5
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Works\WksWP.exe

ProgramID: WPSDoc
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\WordPerfect Office X3\Programs\wpwin13.exe

ProgramID: ArchiCAD.wpsFile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Graphisoft\ArchiCAD 9-S\ArchiCAD.exe

ProgramID: Works.Word.Document.8
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%r\Microsoft Office\Office10\\winword.exe %1

ProgramID: MicrosoftWorks.WordProcessor.5
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Office\Microsoft Works\WksWP.exe /SHELL %1

ProgramID: Works.Word.Document.8
EXEFile: winword.exe

ProgramID: Pagis.EDoc
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ScanSoft\Pagis\EDocView.exe

ProgramID: ArchiCAD.wpsFile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ArchiCAD 6.5\ArchiCAD.exe

ProgramID: ArchiCAD.wpsFile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Graphisoft\ArchiCAD 10\ArchiCAD.exe

ProgramID: WksWPExe
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\MICROS~3\WksWP.exe /SHELL


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