WRI File Type

- The quick facts

What are WRI files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a WRI 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 WRI file?

A .WRI file is a Windows Write Document 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 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

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

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

Last updated: May 31, 2022

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 apps that use files with this extension

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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