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.wcd File Extension

Developer: Microsoft
File type: Works Calendar File
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .wcd. Files with the file extension .wcd can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .wcd files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .wcd file?

Files with the .wcd extension are used by a variety of applications. One, it works as a calendar file created by Microsoft Works calendar, wherein this program is used in personal schedule management. These calendar files contain dates, as well as other events and appointments saved using the software. They usually come with the filename Mswkscal.wcd. Another application that uses this file extension is Wordperfect developed by Corel. This word processor uses these .wcd files containing a list of macro token. Another Corel program using the file extension is Wordperfect Office, wherein it is also a word processor but it generally means various programs such as word processors, spreadsheets, etc. WaterCAD by Bentley Systems also use the .wcd extension wherein this software is used in water modeling. Files created using this software are called .wcd files and they usually contain the water distribution models. The file extension is also associated with the application called Condes by Finn Aridsen.

how to open a .wcd file?

Launch a .wcd file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .wcd file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .wcd files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .wcd file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .wcd file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .wcd file association errors

applications that open a .wcd file

Microsoft Works

Microsoft Works

Microsoft Works is incorporated package software that was developed by Microsoft. It is less expensive, smaller, and has fewer features than Microsoft Office or other office suites. Its central functionality includes a word processor, a spreadsheet and a database management system. Newer versions have a calendar application and a dictionary while older versions included a terminal emulator. Files with WPS extension is utilized for output files of the Microsoft Works word processing application. These files are classified as text documents that can be created, saved, viewed and edited using the Microsoft Works program. Microsoft Word 2010, Microsoft Publisher 2010, Planamesa NeoOffice, and OxygenOffice Professional are some of the applications that are able to open and view the content of these WPS files. The contents of these WPS files can also be exported to other compatible word document formats. This promotes convenience and efficient document presentation, group collaboration and sharing between users of different systems and word processing applications; however, WPS document cannot be applied with macros and other formatting options available in Microsoft Word; so Microsoft discontinued support and development of the Microsoft Works application with its version 9 and the release of Microsoft Word 2010.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .wcd files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .wcd. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.

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