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WPD File Extension

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What is WPD file?

WPD is a text document file associated with WordPerfect. Most word processors support this format. WPD files store formatted text along with optional table data or images. WordPerfect does not support Unicode.

History of WordPerfect

WordPerfect was originally released in 1982 and quickly became on of the most popular word processor software. It offered a wide variety of plugins and extensions that further expanded its capabilities. The introduction of GUI word processors made WordPerfect less relevant, only to later become displaced by more modern tools. WordPerfect is still actively developed by Corel, and WPD format is still used.

Programs which support WPD file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 3 operating systems that support WPD files. WPD files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support WPD file

Updated: 09/24/2022

How to open file with WPD extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening WPD files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to WordPerfect Document files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with WPD files.

Step 1. Install WordPerfect Office software

Install software to open WPD file Problems with opening and working with WPD files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with WPD files being present on your machine. The most obvious solution is to download and install WordPerfect Office or one to the listed programs: Microsoft Word, NeoOffice, ABC Amber Text Converter. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading WordPerfect Office installed is by going to developer’s website (Corel Corporation) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of WordPerfect Office

Update software that support file extension WPDYou still cannot access WPD files although WordPerfect Office 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. The reason that WordPerfect Office cannot handle files with WPD may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of WordPerfect Office should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign WordPerfect Office to WPD files

After installing WordPerfect Office (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open WPD files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with WPD file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Right-click the WPD file and choose 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 WordPerfect Office installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open WPD files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with WPD file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the WPD file and select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with WPD extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the WPD is not faulty

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 WPD file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

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

Should it happed that the WPD 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 scanner detected that the WPD file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

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

Did you receive the WPD file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. 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. It could happen the the download process of file with WPD extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

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 WordPerfect Document file.

4. Check whether your system can handle WordPerfect Office

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support WPD files. Close all running programs and try opening the WPD file.

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

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with WordPerfect Document files. It may be the case that the WPD files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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