WAX File - opening and understanding
Did your computer fail to open a WAX file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .WAX files.
What is a WAX file?
A .WAX file is a Windows Media Audio Shortcut file. Files with the .wax extension are most commonly used by the Windows Media player. The WAX files contain a shortcut to a WMA file located on the Internet. The WAX file does not contain the actual audio file - only a reference to the location of the Internet file.
When a user clicks the associated icon on the desktop, the WAX file will launch the audio file on the user's computer as long as the computer is connected to the Internet.
How to open WAX files
You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension WAX for different purposes.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different WAX openers which you will find listed below.
Suggest another file format using extension WAX
While we know of one file format using the .WAX file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .WAX file.
Various viewers for this file format
These apps are known to open certain types of WAX files. Remember, different programs may use WAX files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.