WMS File Type

- The quick facts

What are WMS files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a WMS 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 WMS file?

The WMS file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different programs may use the WMS file type for different types of data.

While we do not yet describe the WMS file format and its common uses, we do know which programs are known to open these files, as we receive dozens of suggestions from users like yourself every day about specific file types and which programs they use to open them.

We are continually working on adding more file type descriptions to the site, so if you have information about WMS files that you think will help others, please use the Update Info link below to submit it to us - we'd love to hear from you!

How to open WMS files

Important: Different programs may use files with the WMS file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your WMS file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 14 different WMS openers which you will find listed below.

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

Microsoft Windows Media PlayerMicrosoft Windows Media PlayerUser submitted
Windows Media Format RuntimeWindows Media Format RuntimeUser submitted
Windows Media PlayerWindows Media PlayerUser submitted
WillMakerWillMakerUser submitted
Quicken Lawyer WillsQuicken Lawyer WillsUser submitted
Quicken Lawyer Personal DeluxeQuicken Lawyer Personal DeluxeUser submitted
ERDAS IMAGINEERDAS IMAGINEUser submitted
MachineShopMachineShopUser submitted
Watershed Modeling SystemWatershed Modeling SystemUser submitted
Ashampoo Media PlayerAshampoo Media PlayerUser submitted
Ace Video PlayerAce Video PlayerUser submitted
HYCulvert ApplicationHYCulvert ApplicationUser submitted
Windows Media Format runtimeWindows Media Format runtimeUser submitted
Quicken Lawyer DeluxeQuicken Lawyer DeluxeUser submitted

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