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Details of extension .swp

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

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

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

General Swap File

SWP file is a General Swap File. Windows Swap file is a disk file used by Windows for its virtual memory. A virtual memory system temporarily stores segments of the application on disk when there is not enough memory to hold all the programs called for.
Detailed description not available
Category: Data files
Application: -
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
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Magic string (ASCII): -
Aliases:
sys
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Related extensions:
General History File
.swp
SolidWorks Macro .swp file icon

SolidWorks Macro

SWP file is a SolidWorks Macro. SolidWorks is a 3D mechanical CAD (computer-aided design) program that runs on Microsoft Windows and was developed by SolidWorks Corporation.
Detailed description not available
Category: Data files
Application: SolidWorks
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Mime-type: application/octet-stream
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Aliases:
-
Links:
-
Related extensions:
SolidWorks Older Macro
SolidWorks Part Document
SolidWorks Assembly Document
SolidWorks Drawing Document
SolidWorks Sheet Document
SolidWorks Drawing Template
SolidWorks Part Template
SolidWorks Assembly Template
SolidWorks General Table Template
.swp
Vim Swap Data .swp file icon

Vim Swap Data

SWP file is a Vim Swap Data. Vim is an advanced text editor that seeks to provide the power of the de-facto Unix editor Vi, with a more complete feature set. The first time a file is edited, the swap file name is file.txt.swp. If the editor is aborted and you start editing again, the next swap file is called file.txt.swo, and then file.txt.swn, and so on.
Detailed description not available
Category: Data files
Application: VIM
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Aliases:
swm, swn, swo
Links:
-
Related extensions:
Vim Script
Vim Runtime Configuration
Vim History Data
.swp
Spider Writer Project .swp file icon

Spider Writer Project

SWP file is a Spider Writer Project. Spider Writer is a text-based and WYSIWYG HTML editor, FTP client, image mapper and style editor suite.
Detailed description not available
Category: Project files
Application: Spider Writer
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Aliases:
-
Links:
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Related extensions:
-
.swp
MegaHAL Keyword Swap Data .swp file icon

MegaHAL Keyword Swap Data

SWP file is a MegaHAL Keyword Swap Data. MegaHAL is a computer conversation simulator created by Jason Hutchens.
Detailed description not available
Category: Data files
Application: MegaHAL
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Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Aliases:
-
Links:
-
Related extensions:
MegaHAL Brain Data
MegaHAL Greeting Data
MegaHAL Training Data
MegaHAL Aux Data

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

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar extensions in our database:

Cakewalk Sonar Project
IAR System Project
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StarOffice Packed Presentation
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The .swp filename extension is often given incorrectly!

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

swl (1), ssp (1), spw (1), sep (1), sap (1), cwp (1), zwp (1), wwp (1), wp (1), sw (1), sqp (1), sp (1), sdp (1), ewp (1), xwp (1)

Can't open a .swp file?

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

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.swp

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