WTF is a text file format developed by Blizzard Entertainment for World of Warcraft computer game. WTF files store game configuration information. Each line uses the following format: ‘set [variable name] [value]’. Errors in WTF files may prevent the game from launching. WTF files are saved in WTF subfolder in game’s installation directory.
The most important WTF file is the Realmlist.wtf file The file store information about the server on which player has his account registered. By modifying data in this file, user can connect to any private WoW server. Realmlist.wtf is saved in game data folder
Information in Config.WTF file influence settings for all servers and accounts. By definition this file should contain general game configuration settings (for example, resolution and graphics settings). On the other hand, Config-cache.WTF file contains settings for a specific character and specific server. However, the game is not as restricted regarding which settings should be included in which ot the two WTF files.
Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open WTF files divided into 2 categories according to system platform supported. WTF files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.
There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening WTF files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with WTF 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.
The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports WTF files installed on the system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download World of Warcraft and install it on your device. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading World of Warcraft installed is by going to developer’s website (Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.) and downloading the software using provided links.
If you already have World of Warcraft installed on your systems and WTF 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. If you have an older version of World of Warcraft installed, it may not support WTF format. The latest version of World of Warcraft should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.
If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate WTF files with latest version of World of Warcraft 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.
Change the default application in Windows
Change the default application in Mac OS
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 WTF file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.
Should it happed that the WTF is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the WTF file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the WTF file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.
If the WTF file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. 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. When downloading the file with WTF extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.
Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.
If the systems has insufficient resources to open WTF files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.
Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with World Of Warcraft Text Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the WTF files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.
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