.WRI File Extension

There is only one file type that uses the .WRI extension:

Microsoft Write Document

Microsoft Write Document
  • Developer Microsoft
  • Popularity
    3.6 (55 votes)
  • Category Text Files
  • Format Binary

A WRI file is a text document created with Microsoft Write, a basic word processor that came with early versions of Windows through Windows 3.1. It may contain styled text and page formatting information.

The WRI file was the main file associated with Microsoft Write. However, when Write was replaced by WordPad and less users created and shared WRI files, support for the format declined sharply.

Currently, WRI files are rarely used to save text documents. But if you come across an old WRI file or someone shares a WRI file with you, there are several programs available, including a free option in LibreOffice.

Software's name License Platforms
Corel WordPerfect Corel WordPerfect Commercial Windows
LibreOffice LibreOffice Open Source LinuxMacWindows
Planamesa NeoOffice Planamesa NeoOffice Commercial Mac
Rising Sun Solutions Atlantis Word Processor Rising Sun Solutions Atlantis Word Processor Free Trial Windows

Updated: March 31, 2018

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