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Details of extension .lws

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

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

  • What is the .lws file?
  • Which program can create the .lws file?
  • Where can you find a description of the .lws format?
  • What can convert .lws files to a different format?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .lws extension?
Lightwave 3D Scene .lws file icon

Lightwave 3D Scene

The LWS file is a NewTek Lightwave 3D Scene. Lightwave 3D is a great 3d modeler, animator software.
Category: Document files
Application: Lightwave 3D
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/x-lightwave
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:
.blend1 Blender Document Backup
.hvx Lightwave 3D Hypervoxel Data
.vp Autodesk 3D Studio Max Video Posting Data
.lbk ArchiCAD PlotMaker Layout Book
.infini-d Infini-D 3.0 Scene

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

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar extensions in our database:

.lqs Libvirt Qemu Saved Data
.iws IntelliJ IDEA Workspace
.ls LayaAir Scene Data
.lw Line Work TIFF Image
.lwc Legacy Charting Chart Document
.les LayoutEditor Schematic Data

The .lws filename extension is often given incorrectly!

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

mws (1), lwx (1), lwc (1), lw (1), lss (1), lqs (1), lds (1), wls (1), kws (1), ows (1), lwz (1), lwq (1), lw5 (1), lsw (1), ls (1)

Can't open a .lws file?

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

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.lws

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