WRI File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a WRI file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .WRI files.

What is a WRI file?

Files that contain the .wri file extension are text documents that have been created with the Windows Write word processing application. WRI files can contain page formatting and stylized texts but the Write application is not as versatile as Word and the WRI files will not contain as many features as a DOC file might.

Windows Write is a word processing application that was included with early versions of the Windows operating system. It was similar in nature to the current NotePad application. The files that are created with this software are saved with the .wri file extension.

Microsoft Write was discontinued after Windows version 3.1 and Microsoft's NotePad application began to take its place.

How to open WRI files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension WRI for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different WRI openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension WRI

While we know of one file format using the .WRI file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .WRI file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of WRI files. Remember, different programs may use WRI 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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We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with WRI-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with WRI-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!