What is a .WMS File And How To Open It – Microsoft (Easy Guide)

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Have you came across a file with the .wms extension and you don’t know what it is? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .wms file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .WMS file?

The .WMS file extension is Windows Media Skin. The developer of this file extension is Microsoft. The file has the binary format, and it is a settings related file.

What to know

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

How to open a .WMS file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .WMS file on your operating system/device.

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

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

1. In the first step you need to download the Microsoft Windows Media Player software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .WMS 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, after locating your file, right click on it and click “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 Windows Media Player software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .WMS file?

If you are still unable to open the .WMS file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .WMS file.wmt – WinMount International, .wmv – Microsoft, .wmx – Microsoft, .wmz – Microsoft, .wmz – Microsoft. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .WMS file with the Microsoft Windows Media Player program on Windows.