What is a .WMX File And How To Open It – Microsoft (Visual Guide)

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Have you downloaded a file with .wmx 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. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .wmx file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .WMX file?

The file extension .WMX comes from Windows Media Redirector File. This file extension was developed by Microsoft. The file is a video related file.

What to know

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

How to open a .WMX file?

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

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

The .wmx file can be opened in 4 steps on Windows.

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

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .WMX 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. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Microsoft Windows Media Player software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .WMX file?

If you are still unable to open the .WMX file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .WMX file.wmz – Microsoft, .wmz – Microsoft, .wn – WN, .wncry – Wana Decrypt0r 2.0 Encrypted File, .wnk – DebugMode. 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 .WMX file with the Microsoft Windows Media Player program on Windows.