How to open a file with .WIDGET extension?

File Type : Yahoo! Widget (Yahoo! Inc.)
Compatible with (Win10, Win8, Win7, Vista and WinXP)

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What is .WIDGET file extension?

HTML-based widget used by Windows Mobile, an operating system for PDAs, digital phones, and other mobile devices; contains an archive of files in a compressed Zip format; may store .HTML, .XML, .CSS, and .JS files, as well as other Web-based files. WIDGET files are used for deploying small programs for capabilities such as weather and news reports, maps, and games. NOTE: WIDGET files are actually .ZIP files that have been renamed with the ".widget" extension. Therefore, you can unpack them by renaming the file extension to ".zip" and decompressing them using any Zip-compatible decompression utility.
You can see a list of software programs here on easyfileopener.org that can open this file type so that you don’t need to search for it on the web. You can then open your file with this extension using a software listed below.

Software that can be used to open WIDGETfiles:

  • Microsoft Windows Mobile SDK
  • Microsoft Visual Studio with Windows Mobile Developer Tool Kit plug-in