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WS6 File Extension

WordStar For Windows 6 Document
  • Developer
    Michael Petrie
  • Category
    Document Files
  • Popularity
    4 (1 votes)

What is WS6 file?

WS6 filename suffix is mostly used for WordStar For Windows 6 Document files. Michael Petrie defined the WordStar For Windows 6 Document format standard. WS6 files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. WS6 file format, along with 574 other file formats, belongs to the Document Files category. The most popular software that supports WS6 files is WordStar. On the official website of Michael Petrie developer not only will you find detailed information about theWordStar software, but also about WS6 and other supported file formats.

Programs which support WS6 file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support WS6 files. WS6 files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support WS6 file

Windows Windows

How to open file with WS6 extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening WS6 files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to WordStar For Windows 6 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 WS6 files.

Step 1. Install WordStar software

Install software to open WS6 file Problems with opening and working with WS6 files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with WS6 files being present on your machine. The solution is straightforward, just download and install WordStar. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support WS6 files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download WordStar installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Michael Petrie website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Check the version of WordStar and update if needed

Update software that support file extension WS6If the problems with opening WS6 files still occur even after installing WordStar, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of WordStar is available. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. If you have an older version of WordStar installed, it may not support WS6 format. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using WordStar.

Step 3. Assign WordStar to WS6 files

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate WS6 files with latest version of WordStar you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with WS6 file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Right-click the WS6 file and choose Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the WordStar installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open WS6 files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with WS6 file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • Right-click the WS6 file and select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select WordStar and click Change for all...
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with WS6 extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Ensure that the WS6 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 WS6 file in question. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

Check WS6 file for viruses
1. Check the WS6 file for viruses or malware

Should it happed that the WS6 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 WS6 file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Verify that the WS6 file’s structure is intact

Did you receive the WS6 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. It could happen the the download process of file with WS6 extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access 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 WordStar For Windows 6 Document file.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run WordStar

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support WS6 files. Close all running programs and try opening the WS6 file.

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

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with WordStar For Windows 6 Document files and ensure security of your device and operating system. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle WS6 files.

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