Opening WAX files

Did your computer fail to open a WAX file? We explain what WAX files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your WAX files.

What is a WAX 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.

The .wax file extension is also used for ProComm Plus compiled script files, Audio advanced streaming format files and VUPlayer playlist files.

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

By Prof. Jones (The File Expert)

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