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Details of extension .swap

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

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

  • What is the .swap file?
  • Which program can create the .swap file?
  • Where can you find a description of the .swap format?
  • What can convert .swap files to a different format?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .swap extension?
General Swap File .swap file icon

General Swap File

SWAP file is a General Swap File. A swap file (or a pagefile) is a space on a hard disk used as the virtual memory extension of a computer's real memory.
Category: Data files
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Mime-type: application/octet-stream
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Other types of files may also use the .swap file extension. If you have helpful information about .swap extension, write to us!

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar extensions in our database:

Shockwave Audio
Atari SAP Music
General Swap File
SolidWorks Macro
Vim Swap Data
Wireless Bitmap Image

The .swap filename extension is often given incorrectly!

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

swp (12), swa (10), sap (4)

Can't open a .swap file?

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

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.swap

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, Windows 7, Windows 8, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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