.WLX File Extension
File Type 1Windows Live Mesh Sync File
This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.
What is a WLX file?
Temporary file created by Live Mesh, a Microsoft application used for synchronizing files between computers, Windows Live SkyDrives, and other storage locations; marks a file that still has to be downloaded from a remote storage location to the local storage location; acts as a placeholder until the actual file is downloaded.
WLX filenames are created by appending the ".wlx" suffix to the files that need to be synchronized. For example, if myimage.png needs to be synchronized from a remote location, Live Mesh creates a temporary file named myimage.png.wlx in the local directory. When synchronization is complete (when the file is downloaded), Live Mesh removes the WLX file.
NOTE: Live Mesh was discontinued in 2013 and is now Microsoft OneDrive.
File Type 2MapSource Web Link File
.WLX File Association 2
GIS file created by MapSource, a trip planning software included with Garmin map product purchases; saved using XML formatting and stores a world location as well as a reference to an external map website such as Google Maps; acts as a link shortcut and allows locations to be opened quickly in third-party websites.
WLX files create links between the MapSource software and an external site. This allows users to visit other information sources to find out more about a location.
If you receive a WLX file, you can install it in MapSource by selectingand then choosing "Add Web Link."
File Type 3WinList Analysis Protocol File
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.WLX File Association 3
Analysis protocol file used by WinList, a flow cytometry analysis program; contains a complete description of the flow cytometry analysis setup that the user has created; includes screen, gates, regions, and palette setup information.
A protocol enables you to save a setup of your analysis, which allows you to close and open a setup to resume your work.