Information about the .wer (wer) file type

Below is all the information we have available on file about the .wer (wer) file type.

Windows Error Report file. This is a plain text file that contains information about an error that Windows Error Reporting (WER) has captured.

A .wer file will typically be found with any combination of .mdmp, .hdmp and .txt files which contain additional information about the error.

Windows Error Report files are typically found in any of the following locations:

  • In folders under C:\Users\USER\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WER
  • In folders under C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\WER

but specific locations may vary according to the version of Windows.

The following link provides further information related to the .wer file extension:

Where this is available we would like to include file format information on .wer files, as well as information on how to view or open files of type .wer. If you know of any information which we have missed then please let us know.