How to open WIDGET files

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

What is a WIDGET file?

A widget is a small application that enables users to keep the tools they use the most directly on their desktop or attach the tool to a browser or other application. Widget applications can include clocks, calculators, calendars, news tickers and other convenient computer tools.

The .widget file extension is primarily used by the Yahoo! Widget Engine. In order to install the .widget files on a computer desktop the user must first download the Yahoo! Widget Engine. Once the engine is installed the user can select the widgets he or she prefers and install them onto their system.

In addition to being used for the Yahoo! Widget Engine, the .widget file extension is also used for widget files that are installed on many mobile devices.

WIDGET file openers, viewers, etc.

These apps are known to open certain types of WIDGET files. Remember, different programs may use WIDGET 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
Yahoo! WidgetsYahoo! WidgetsUser submitted
Yahoo! Widget EngineYahoo! Widget EngineUser submitted
KonfabulatorKonfabulatorUser submitted
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We have not verified any online services that we know for certain can work with WIDGET-files. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!