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WPI File Extension

WCPUID Plug-in Format

What is WPI file?

WPI filename suffix is mostly used for WCPUID Plug-in Format files. Files with WPI extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. Files with WPI extension are categorized as Plugin Files files. The Plugin Files subset comprises 179 various file formats. Inkling Sketch Manager is by far the most used program for working with WPI files. Inkling Sketch Manager software was developed by Wacom Company, Limited, and on its official website you may find more information about WPI files or the Inkling Sketch Manager software program.

Programs which support WPI file extension

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

Updated: 01/16/2022

How to open file with WPI extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening WPI files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with WPI extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Download and install Inkling Sketch Manager

Install software to open WPI file Problems with opening and working with WPI files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with WPI files being present on your machine. To address this issue, go to the Inkling Sketch Manager 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. If you want to download Inkling Sketch Manager installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Wacom Company, Limited website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Inkling Sketch Manager

Update software that support file extension WPIIf the problems with opening WPI files still occur even after installing Inkling Sketch Manager, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Inkling Sketch Manager is available. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. The reason that Inkling Sketch Manager cannot handle files with WPI 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 Inkling Sketch Manager.

Step 3. Associate WCPUID Plug-in Format files with Inkling Sketch Manager

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate WPI files with latest version of Inkling Sketch Manager you have installed 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 WPI file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Right-click the WPI file and choose Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the Inkling Sketch Manager installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open WPI files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with WPI file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • Right-click the WPI 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
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with WPI extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Check the WPI for errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the WPI file is valid. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

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

If the WPI is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the WPI file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the scanner detected that the WPI file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

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

If you obtained the problematic WPI file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. When downloading the file with WPI extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

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. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the WCPUID Plug-in Format file again.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Inkling Sketch Manager

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

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 WCPUID Plug-in Format files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle WPI files.

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