WBFS File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a WBFS file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .WBFS files.

What is a WBFS file?

A .WBFS file is a Wii Backup File System file. Files with the .wbfs extension are most commonly used by the Wii backup file system. The Wii is a gaming platform distributed by Nintendo. The WBFS backup files contain images of a Wii game that can be stored on an external device. This file format was initially created by Waninkoko for the Wii USB backup loader.

How to open WBFS 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 WBFS for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 2 different WBFS openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension WBFS

While we know of one file format using the .WBFS 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 .WBFS file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of WBFS files. Remember, different programs may use WBFS files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

WinRARWinRARUser submitted
WBFS ManagerWBFS ManagerUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with WBFS-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with WBFS-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!