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  • i had lots of my data in write format (.wri application) on my old PC (windows XP). Now i purchased new windows 7 (64 bit) PC. I want to work my old .wri files in my new PC (win 7-64 bit) but i cant. What can i do ? Any other option ?
    Wednesday, September 21, 2011 12:06 PM

Answers

  • You can either use Notepad, Wordpad or Microsoft Office Word to open a *.wri file. More information on the file is here:
    http://www.fileinfo.com/extension/wri

    Here's a Microsoft Support link that'll help you set the default program in case you are not aware of how to do that:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307859

    Quoting from there for your convenience, it says:

    "To change which program starts when you double-click a file, follow these steps:

    1. Open Windows Explorer by right-clicking the Start button, and then click Explore.
    2. Click a folder that contains a file of the type that you want Windows to open in a program that you select.
    3. Right-click the file and, depending on the programs installed on your computer, complete one of the following steps:
      • Click Open With to choose the program that you want.
      • Point to Open With, and then click Choose Program to choose the program that you want.
    4. The Open With dialog box is displayed. Use one of the following methods to select the program that you want to use for this file type:
      • In the Programs list, click the program that you want to use.
      • Click Browse, locate and then click the program that you want to use, and then click Open.
      • Click Look for the appropriate program on the Web to browse the Internet for the program that you want to use.
    5. Click to select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box if it is not selected.
    6. Click OK"

    Please revert back here if you have any further queries. Hope it helps!

     


    Kunal D Mehta - a Windows Server Enthusiast | My first TechNet Wiki Article
    • Edited by Server Baba Thursday, September 22, 2011 11:04 AM
    • Marked as answer by Leo Huang Thursday, September 29, 2011 9:30 AM
    Thursday, September 22, 2011 11:04 AM

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  • What happens if you open a .wri file in Notepad with word wrap turned on?
    Wednesday, September 21, 2011 12:47 PM
  • You can either use Notepad, Wordpad or Microsoft Office Word to open a *.wri file. More information on the file is here:
    http://www.fileinfo.com/extension/wri

    Here's a Microsoft Support link that'll help you set the default program in case you are not aware of how to do that:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307859

    Quoting from there for your convenience, it says:

    "To change which program starts when you double-click a file, follow these steps:

    1. Open Windows Explorer by right-clicking the Start button, and then click Explore.
    2. Click a folder that contains a file of the type that you want Windows to open in a program that you select.
    3. Right-click the file and, depending on the programs installed on your computer, complete one of the following steps:
      • Click Open With to choose the program that you want.
      • Point to Open With, and then click Choose Program to choose the program that you want.
    4. The Open With dialog box is displayed. Use one of the following methods to select the program that you want to use for this file type:
      • In the Programs list, click the program that you want to use.
      • Click Browse, locate and then click the program that you want to use, and then click Open.
      • Click Look for the appropriate program on the Web to browse the Internet for the program that you want to use.
    5. Click to select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box if it is not selected.
    6. Click OK"

    Please revert back here if you have any further queries. Hope it helps!

     


    Kunal D Mehta - a Windows Server Enthusiast | My first TechNet Wiki Article
    • Edited by Server Baba Thursday, September 22, 2011 11:04 AM
    • Marked as answer by Leo Huang Thursday, September 29, 2011 9:30 AM
    Thursday, September 22, 2011 11:04 AM
  • Hi,

     

    Also you can try using Windows XP mode to open these files.

     

    Install and use Windows XP Mode in Windows 7

     

     

    Regards,

    Leo   Huang

     

     


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    Friday, September 23, 2011 6:02 AM