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WS5 File Extension

WordStar For Windows 5 Document
  • Developer
    Michael Petrie
  • Category
    Document Files
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What is WS5 file?

WS5 filename suffix is mostly used for WordStar For Windows 5 Document files. WordStar For Windows 5 Document format was developed by Michael Petrie. WS5 file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. Files with WS5 extension are categorized as Document Files files. The Document Files subset comprises 574 various file formats. WordStar is by far the most used program for working with WS5 files. Software named WordStar was created by Michael Petrie. In order to find more detailed information on the software and WS5 files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support WS5 file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support WS5 files. WS5 files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support WS5 file

Windows Windows

How to open file with WS5 extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening WS5 files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to WordStar For Windows 5 Document files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Install WordStar software

Install software to open WS5 file Problems with opening and working with WS5 files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with WS5 files being present on your machine. To address this issue, go to the WordStar developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. The safest method of downloading WordStar installed is by going to developer’s website (Michael Petrie) and downloading the software using provided links.

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

Update software that support file extension WS5If you already have WordStar installed on your systems and WS5 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 WordStar cannot handle files with WS5 may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of WordStar is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate WordStar For Windows 5 Document files with WordStar

After installing WordStar (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open WS5 files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with WS5 file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the WS5 with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where WordStar is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open WS5 files and clicking OK.
Associate software with WS5 file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected WS5 file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • 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 WS5 extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Ensure that the WS5 file is complete and free of errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the WS5 file is valid. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

Check WS5 file for viruses
1. Verify that the WS5 in question is not infected with a computer virus

Should it happed that the WS5 is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the WS5 file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the WS5 file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Ensure the file with WS5 extension is complete and error-free

If you obtained the problematic WS5 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 WS5 extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

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

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support WS5 files. Close all running programs and try opening the WS5 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 WordStar For Windows 5 Document files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with WS5 files affecting older versions of given software.

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