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WIC File Extension

J Wavelet Image

What is WIC file?

WIC is a file extension commonly associated with J Wavelet Image files. WIC files are supported by software applications available for devices running Linux, Mac OS, Windows. WIC file belongs to the Raster Image Files category just like 522 other filename extensions listed in our database. XnView supports WIC files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 2 other tools may also be used. On the official website of Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet developer not only will you find detailed information about theXnView software, but also about WIC and other supported file formats.

Programs which support WIC file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open WIC files divided into 3 categories according to system platform supported. Files with WIC 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 WIC file

Windows Windows
MAC OS MAC OS
Linux Linux

How to open file with WIC extension?

Being unable to open files with WIC extension can be have various origins. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to J Wavelet Image files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Download and install XnView

Install software to open WIC file The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening WIC files is that no program that can handle WIC files is installed on user’s system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download XnView and install it on your device. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support WIC files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download XnView installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of XnView

Update software that support file extension WICIf you already have XnView installed on your systems and WIC files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. The reason that XnView cannot handle files with WIC may be that the software is outdated. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using XnView.

Step 3. Set the default application to open WIC files to XnView

After installing XnView (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open WIC files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Associate software with WIC file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Right-click the WIC file and choose Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where XnView is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open WIC files and clicking OK.
Associate software with WIC file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the WIC file and select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with WIC extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

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

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the WIC file in question. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

Check WIC file for viruses
1. Verify that the WIC in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the WIC is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the WIC file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. WIC file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

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

Did you receive the WIC 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. If the WIC 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.

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 J Wavelet Image file.

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

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

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with J Wavelet Image files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle WIC files.

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