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WRI File Format

Write document (Windows Write)

The WRI file extension was used with Microsoft Write, an early word processing application that was bundled with Microsoft Windows 1.0 through 3.x. With the release of Windows 95, Microsoft Write became WordPad, a basic word processor more advanced than its predecessor, NotePad, but still simpler than Microsoft Works and Word.

WordPad can still open WRI files, although Microsoft does not officially support the format anymore. Corel WordPerfect Office X5 can also open WRI files.

MIME type: application/x-wri, application/x-mswrite, application/wri, application/mswrite

 

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This was last updated in September 2010
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Really, nothing will open a formatted .WRI file anymore (without it looking like a bunch of gobldy-gook).

See KB 973904 and Security Update MS09-073 at support.microsoft.com/kb/973904

Unless you have an old copy of Windows 3.1 or Windows for Workgroups 3.1

In which case you can copy C:\WINDOWS\WRITE.EXE and C:\WINDOWS\WRITE.HLP to somewhere on your hard drive,
but not into the Windows or System32 directory, Microsoft renamed WORDPAD.EXE to WRITE.EXE.

Then associate .WRI with the WFW3.1 WRITE.EXE

The Icons look ugly, and it has trouble with filepaths, and the help file won't open correctly, but at least it dows work.
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HP just sent me a document using .wri. I'm on a mac and text edit was able to open it, and it retained formatting. I also had to fax them in my order because they weren't able to take it any other way...
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You can open and view a *.wri file with the third party program: QuickViewPlus
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