Open WB2 files

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    Corel Quattro Pro Spreadsheet Format
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Have you encountered a problem with a WB2 file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a WB2 file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your WB2 file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

What is WB2 file?

The extension WB2 marks the proprietary format of the spreadsheet Quattro Pro for spreadsheets. Version 6 used this extension.

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In addition to table cell values, a WB2 file also contains formatting instructions, formulas, and possibly macros. These macros may also contain malicious code, which is why it is advisable, especially for WB2 files from unknown sources, to subject them to virus scanning before executing the macros.

Quattro Pro was developed by Borland and is now being developed and distributed by Corel. It is only available as part of the WordPerfect suite.

Older versions of Microsoft Excel (pre-2007) can import WB2 files. This is subject to limitations and requires the installation of a converter that comes with Office.

To convert the Trial version of WordPerfect can be used.

Programs which can open a WB2 file

How to open file with WB2 extension?

In order to open a file with WB2 extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening WB2 file occurred, it is highly possible that none of the listed programs is present on user’s system. Even if one or more said programs are installed, there may be issues related with given programs. In order to solve a problem with WB2 files, follow the instructions below.
Install WordPerfect Office or other program from the list

Most often resolving problems with opening WB2 files is very simple. Just install an appropriate program that supports such files. All of the listed programs support WB2 files, but may vary in offered function and purpose. Some programs may be capable only of viewing contents of WB2 files or offer file conversion options, but may not be capable of editing such files.

Set WordPerfect Office as the default program for opening WB2 files

It is possible that although a compatible program has been installed on user’s system, it is not used by the system to open it. This may happen because no default application was associated with this type of files. To associate WB2 files with given application, select "Open with" from drop-down menu (accessed by right-clicking on the file). Then select from the list the program or application you want to be used to open this type of file. If the WordPerfect Office applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where WordPerfect Office has been installed.


Check the section that lists most common problems with WB2 files

Sometimes problems with opening WB2 files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as:

  • File data is corrupted
  • WB2 files has been not been completely download from the internet (only a part of the data has been downloaded)
  • Currently used user account hasn’t been granted necessary privileges to open WB2 files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • WB2 file was being copied from a corrupted storage device and is incomplete or data is corrupted. (Copying files from unknown or untrusted sources should be conducted with great care as such files may contain malicious software, which can damage your system)

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