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Details of extension .dws

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

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

  • What is the .dws file?
  • Which program can create the .dws file?
  • Where can you find a description of the .dws format?
  • What can convert .dws files to a different format?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .dws extension?
Visual Studio Deployment Wizard Script .dws file icon

Visual Studio Deployment Wizard Script

DWS file is a Visual Studio Deployment Wizard Script.
Category: Development files
Program name: makecab.exe
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:
Compressed Microsoft Cabinet File
Diamond Directive File
Visual Studio Package and Deployment Wizard Dependency File
Microsoft Cabinet File
Compressed Microsoft JPEG Image
Compressed Microsoft BMP Image
AutoCAD Drawing Standards .dws file icon

AutoCAD Drawing Standards

DWS file is an AutoCAD Drawing Standards. AutoCAD is a computer-aided design (CAD) program used for 2-D and 3-D design and drafting. Drawing standards (DWS) files are used by the CAD Standards and Batch Standards Checkers in addition to storing layer mappings used by the Layer Translator.
Category: Data files
Application: Autodesk AutoCAD
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:
AutoCAD Standards Check

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Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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The .dws filename extension is often given incorrectly!

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

ws (1), cws (1), vws (1), rws (1), dwz (1), dwe (1), dw (1), dss (1), des (1), wws (1), das (1), wds (1), sws (1), fws (1), dwx (1)

Can't open a .dws file?

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

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.dws

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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