WPS File Type

- The quick facts

What are WPS files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a WPS 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 WPS file?

WPS files have multiple uses, and Microsoft Works Document is one of them.

Microsoft Works Document

WPS files are most commonly associated with the Microsoft Works word processing application.

Unlike Microsoft Word documents, WPS documents that have been created by Microsoft Works do not have advanced formatting options, and they do not usually contain macros.

The WPS format has not been used by Microsoft since 2006, since the .doc format was found to be more practical and more versatile.

How to open WPS files

We have identified 4 WPS openers that are compatible with this specific type of WPS file.

Programs that open Microsoft Works Document files

Last updated: March 17, 2022

All known file formats using extension .WPS

While Microsoft Works Document is a popular type of WPS-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .WPS extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

Kingsoft WPS Office Document

The Kingsoft Office software (an Office-like software that is popular in China) also creates the .wps extension when saving document files.

When opening a .wps file, it is important to know whether it was generated by the Microsoft Works word processing application or the Kingsoft Office product in order to open the file properly.

WPS opener for Windows

We have identified one WPS opener that is compatible with this specific type of WPS file.

Kingsoft OfficeKingsoft OfficeVerified

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

Final Media PlayerFinal Media PlayerUser submitted
LibreOfficeLibreOfficeUser submitted
WPS OfficeWPS OfficeUser submitted
ArchiCADArchiCADUser submitted
Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
StarOffice WriterStarOffice WriterUser submitted
OpenOffice.org BaseOpenOffice.org BaseUser submitted
Microsoft WordMicrosoft WordUser submitted
progeCAD ProfessionalprogeCAD ProfessionalUser submitted
Adobe AcrobatAdobe AcrobatUser submitted