What is a .WUP File And How To Open It – Nintendo (Visual Guide)


Have you came across a file with the .wup extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .wup file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .WUP file?

The .WUP file extension stands for Wii U ROM. It was developed by Nintendo. The format of this game related file is binary.

What to know

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

How to open a .WUP file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .WUP file on various operating systems.

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

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

1. In the first step you need to download the USBHelperInstaller software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: USBHelperInstaller.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .WUP 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, after locating your file, right click on it and click “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 USBHelperInstaller software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .WUP file?

If you cannot open the .WUP file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .WUP file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .wus – WUSSoft, .wut – WUTG Tag File, .wux – Exzap, .wv – WavPack, .wvc – WavPack. 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 .WUP file with the USBHelperInstaller program on Windows.