Opening WER files

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

What is a WER file?

Files that contain the .wer file extension are most commonly associated with the Windows Error Reporting utility software that is included with the Windows operating system. When the Windows Error Reporting application generates an error report, it saves the report with the .wer file extension.

The WER files that are created by the system contain information about software crashes and allow users to report the errors to Microsoft Corporation. This helps Microsoft debug issues that may be occurring with their software products.

The WinSQL E/R software program also uses the .wer file extension. These WER files contain diagram files that are created with the software application.

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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