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Details of extension .dsw

1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) in our database

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

  • What is the .dsw file?
  • Which program can create the .dsw file?
  • Where can you find a description of the .dsw format?
  • What can convert .dsw files to a different format?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .dsw extension?
Microsoft Developer Studio Workspace .dsw file icon

Microsoft Developer Studio Workspace

DSW file is a Microsoft Developer Studio Workspace. Microsoft Developer Studio is a single programming environment that can be used with several programming languages, including C++, Java, and Visual Basic.
Category: Development files
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:
Assembly Source Code
C Source Code
C++ Source Code
Visual C++ Dialog
Fortran Source Code
C Header File
Microsoft Visual Studio Workspace Options
Modula-3 Source Code
Pascal/Delphi Source Code

Other types of files may also use the .dsw file extension. If you have helpful information about .dsw extension, write to us!

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar extensions in our database:

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The .dsw filename extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

sw (1), csw (1), sdw (1), fsw (1), dxw (1), dw (1), dsq (1), dsd (1), xsw (1), ds (1), vsw (1), dcw (1), ssw (1), rsw (1), esw (1)

Can't open a .dsw file?

If you want to open a .dsw file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. If the .dsw association isn't set correctly, you may receive the following error message:

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.dsw

To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program whith which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2003/2008/2012/2016, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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