W5S File Extension

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Winamp CDDB Database
  • Developer
    Nullsoft, Inc.
  • Category
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    5 (1 votes)

What is W5S file?

W5S filename suffix is mostly used for Winamp CDDB Database files. Nullsoft, Inc. defined the Winamp CDDB Database format standard. W5S file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. W5S file belongs to the Database Files category just like 343 other filename extensions listed in our database. The software recommended for managing W5S files is Winamp. Software named Winamp was created by Radionomy. In order to find more detailed information on the software and W5S files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support W5S file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support W5S files. Files with W5S suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support W5S file

Windows Windows

How to open file with W5S extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening W5S files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Winamp CDDB Database files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Get the Winamp

Problems with opening and working with W5S files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with W5S files being present on your machine. To address this issue, go to the Winamp developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support W5S files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download Winamp installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Radionomy website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Check the version of Winamp and update if needed

You still cannot access W5S files although Winamp is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. If you have an older version of Winamp installed, it may not support W5S format. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Winamp.

Step 3. Set the default application to open W5S files to Winamp

If you have the latest version of Winamp installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage W5S on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the W5S file
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the Winamp installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open W5S files box and clicking OK button.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the W5S file and select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with W5S extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Ensure that the W5S file is complete and free of errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the W5S file is valid. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. Check the W5S file for viruses or malware

Should it happed that the W5S is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the W5S file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the W5S file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. It could happen the the download process of file with W5S extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Winamp CDDB Database file.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Winamp

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with W5S extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Winamp CDDB Database file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle W5S files.

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