What are WER files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a WER file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.
What is a WER file?
WER files have multiple uses, and Windows Error Report is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.
Windows Error Report
Files containing the .wer file extension are most commonly associated with the Windows Error Reporting utility software 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 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.
How to open WER files
Important: Different programs may use files with the WER file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your WER file is, you may need to try a few different programs.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested two different WER openers which you will find listed below.
Last updated: January 18, 2022
All known file formats using extension .WER
While Windows Error Report is a popular type of WER-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .WER file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.
WinSQL E/R diagram
The WinSQL E/R software program also uses the .wer file extension. These WER files contain entity-relationship diagram files that are created with the software application.
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of WER files. Remember, different programs may use WER files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.
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