Which program will open WPS files

Switch from Microsoft Works to Office 2010

If you have previously used Microsoft Works and are now using Office 2010, you may want to use your Works documents and spreadsheets in Office. First, copy the files to your new computer, and then open them in Office.


  • There are no converter options for newer versions of Office, including Office 2016 and Office 2013.

  • Excel cannot open Works 4. x / 2000 (*. WKS) spreadsheets. Before you copy these Works spreadsheets to your new computer, save them in an Excel format (*. Xls or *. Xlsx). If your spreadsheets are Works 6.0 or later files, you do not need to save them as Excel files. Excel 2010 and Excel Starter 2010 can open Works 6.0-9.0 (*. XLR) files.

Copy Works files to the new computer

  1. Copy the Works files to a device that you can move to the new computer.

    The simplest method is to use a USB flash device. Connect the device to the USB port on your computer, and then copy the Works files to the device.

  2. Place the device in the new computer and copy the files to a folder, such as Documents.

Open Works files in Office

Works 6.0 or higher

If your Works files were saved in Works 6.0 or later, you can open them directly in Office.

  1. In Word, Excel, Word Starter, or Excel Starter, click the tab file , and then click to open.

  2. Go to the folder where the Works files are stored.

  3. In the list of file types (next to the Filename ) on all files (*. *).

  4. Click the Works file that you want to open.

  5. When you save the file, save it in the newer Office format (Excel workbook (XLSX) or Word document (DOCX).

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