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Details of extension .dw

On this page, we're going to take a closer look at the .dw file extension.

We'll explain what exactly a .dw file format is and how you can use it. If you're interested in learning more details about this type of file, we'll show you where to find them. And if you ever need to convert .dw files into different formats, we'll give you some tips on how to do that too.

Let's see the 2 file formats associated with this file extension!


  1. DesignWorkshop Data
  2. David Whittaker Format Music

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DesignWorkshop Data

dw file - DesignWorkshop Data
The DW file belongs to the Document category and works with DesignWorkshop, being used as a DesignWorkshop Data. DesignWorkshop is a three-dimensional modeling program for architectural design and related endeavors. The developer no longer updates DesignWorkshop and does not provide support anymore. Based on our current information, DesignWorkshop does not use other file types.
Application: DesignWorkshop
Program name: -
Category: Document files
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Related extensions:
.geo Carbon Graphics Geo Data File
.logo Logo 3D Document
.dxa hsbCAD Document
.al3d Alicona Imaging AL3D File

David Whittaker Format Music

dw file - David Whittaker Format Music
The DW file belongs to the Audio category and works with XMPlay, being used as a David Whittaker Format Music. DW is an Amiga music format created by David Whittaker. The developer is still actively supporting the XMPlay, likely. According to our data, XMPlay uses one more file types.
Application: XMPlay
Program name: -
Category: Audio files
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Related extensions:
.mod Music Module MOD

The .dw file extension might not only belong to a single type of file, there could be various kinds that use it. Keep in mind that files with the .dw extension may contain various content types. If you have helpful information about this extension, write to us!

Could someone have spelled the .dw file extension wrong?

In our database, we came across the following similar extensions:

.vw DataFlex Data Entry Panel
.ds Dynamics Solver Problem Definition
.dd DiskDoubler Archive
.sw Free Pascal Assembler Data
.de DrawExpress Diagram Document
.cw CardWorks Template

The .dw extension is frequently misused

People sometimes confuse the .dw filename extension. Based on the searches on our site, here are the most common misspellings from the past year.

wd (1), ds (1), dd (1), vw (1), de (1), cw (1), sw (1), da (1), fw (1), rw (1)

Having trouble opening a .dw file?

If you want to open a .dw file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. Incorrect settings for the .dw association can trigger this error.

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.dw

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 with 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 2016/2019/2022, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux, Mac OS X, macOS, iOS, Android