What is a .WKS File And How To Open It – Microsoft

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While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .wks extension. You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .wks file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .WKS file?

The file extension .WKS is from Works Spreadsheet.The creator of this file extension is Microsoft. The file has the binary format, and it is a spreadsheet related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .wks file on 1 platform.

How to open a .WKS file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .WKS file on various operating systems.

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

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .wks file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Microsoft Works software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .WKS file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

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 Microsoft Works software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .WKS file?

If you are still unable to open the .WKS file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .WKS file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .wks – IBM. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .WKS file with the Microsoft Works program on Windows.