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WIMP File Extension

Microsoft Windows Icon Palette
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What is WIMP file?

WIMP is a file extension commonly associated with Microsoft Windows Icon Palette files. Microsoft Windows Icon Palette format was developed by Microsoft Corporation. WIMP file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. Files with WIMP extension are categorized as Settings Files files. The Settings Files subset comprises 1305 various file formats. The most popular software that supports WIMP files is Microsoft Windows. On the official website of Microsoft Corporation developer not only will you find detailed information about theMicrosoft Windows software, but also about WIMP and other supported file formats.

Programs which support WIMP file extension

Programs that can handle WIMP files are as follows. Files with WIMP 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 WIMP file

How to open file with WIMP extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening WIMP files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Microsoft Windows Icon Palette 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. Get the Microsoft Windows

Install software to open WIMP file Problems with opening and working with WIMP files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with WIMP files being present on your machine. To address this issue, go to the Microsoft Windows developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support WIMP files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading Microsoft Windows installed is by going to developer’s website (Microsoft Corporation) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update Microsoft Windows to the latest version

Update software that support file extension WIMPIf you already have Microsoft Windows installed on your systems and WIMP files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. This can be one of the causes why WIMP files are not compatible with Microsoft Windows. The most recent version of Microsoft Windows is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Microsoft Windows Icon Palette files with Microsoft Windows

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate WIMP files with latest version of Microsoft Windows you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Associate software with WIMP file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the WIMP file
  • 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 Microsoft Windows is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open WIMP files and clicking OK.
Associate software with WIMP file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the WIMP file and select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select Microsoft Windows and click Change for all...
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with WIMP extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Ensure that the WIMP 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 WIMP file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

Check WIMP file for viruses
1. The WIMP may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the WIMP file hinders attempts to open it. Scan the WIMP file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. WIMP file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

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

If you obtained the problematic WIMP file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. It could happen the the download process of file with WIMP extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Microsoft Windows Icon Palette file.

4. Check whether your system can handle Microsoft Windows

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

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

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Microsoft Windows Icon Palette files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with WIMP files affecting older versions of given software.

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