WDM File Extension

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BASINS Meteorological Database

What is WDM file?

WDM filename suffix is mostly used for BASINS Meteorological Database files. Files with WDM extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. Files with WDM extension are categorized as Database Files files. The Database Files subset comprises 364 various file formats. The most popular software that supports WDM files is BASINS.

Programs which support WDM file extension

The following listing features WDM-compatible programs. Files with WDM extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support WDM file

Windows Windows

How to open file with WDM extension?

Being unable to open files with WDM extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with WDM files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Download and install BASINS

Install software to open WDM file Problems with opening and working with WDM files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with WDM files being present on your machine. To address this issue, go to the BASINS developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading BASINS installed is by going to developer’s website () and downloading the software using provided links.

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

Update software that support file extension WDMIf the problems with opening WDM files still occur even after installing BASINS, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of BASINS is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that BASINS cannot handle files with WDM may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of BASINS is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign BASINS to WDM files

If you have the latest version of BASINS installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage WDM 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.

Associate software with WDM file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the WDM with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • 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 BASINS installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open WDM files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with WDM file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with WDM extension, 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
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with WDM extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

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

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper WDM file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

Check WDM file for viruses
1. Check the WDM file for viruses or malware

If the WDM is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. WDM file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Verify that the WDM file’s structure is intact

If the WDM file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. If the WDM file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the BASINS Meteorological Database file.

4. Check whether your system can handle BASINS

If the systems has insufficient resources to open WDM files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with BASINS Meteorological Database files and ensure security of your device and operating system. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle WDM files.

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