What is a .WK1 File And How To Open It – IBM (Visual Guide)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .wk1 extension, but you have never seen this extension before? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. That’s why we have made this article! You will learn how to open the .wk1 file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .WK1 file?

The .WK1 file extension comes from Lotus Worksheet. This file extension belongs to the developer IBM. This data related file is in binary format.

What to know

There are currently 3 software that can open the .wk1 file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .WK1 file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .WK1 file on various operating systems.

How to open a .WK1 file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

To open the .wk1 file on Windows, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Gnumeric software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: OpenOffice Calc and Gnumeric.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .WK1 file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Gnumeric software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .WK1 file on Mac

To open the .wk1 file on Mac, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the OpenOffice Calc software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Planamesa NeoOffice and OpenOffice Calc.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .WK1 file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the OpenOffice Calc software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .WK1 file on Linux

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .wk1 file on Linux in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Gnumeric software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: OpenOffice Calc and Gnumeric.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .WK1 file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Gnumeric software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .WK1 file?

If you are still unable to open the .WK1 file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .WK1 file.wk2 – IBM, .wk3 – IBM, .wk4 – IBM, .wk5 – IBM, .wke – IBM. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .WK1 file with the Gnumeric, OpenOffice Calc programs on Windows, OpenOffice Calc, Planamesa NeoOffice programs on Mac and Gnumeric, OpenOffice Calc software on Linux.