.DSW File Extension

File Type:
Visual C++ 6 Workspace File

Having trouble opening .dsw extension? Don't panic! This page explains what dsw files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open dsw files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a DSW file?

Dsw file extension has Visual C++ 6 Workspace file type, developed by Microsoft, which is associated with the "settings files" category.

DSW file store settings for the workspace in Microsoft Visual C++ 6. Users can save the current parameters of the interface including the size and positions of palettes and opened windows. A saved DSW file can be opened any time to restore the saved version of your interface. As for today, Microsoft Visual C++ is a part of Microsoft Visual Studio.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

dsw file icon
File Type:
Visual C++ 6 Workspace File
Settings Files

How to open DSW file?

Double click the dsw file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .dsw extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the dsw extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

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Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the dsw file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open DSW files

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the dsw file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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