.PLW File Extension

File Type:
32-bit Windows IDA Plugin Module

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

What is a PLW file?

Plw file extension has 32-bit Windows IDA Plugin Module file type, developed by Hex-Rays, which is associated with the "plugin files" category.

Associated with IDA (The Interactive Disassembler), the file is used for saving data that allows adding extra capabilities to the IDA tool. It is commonly written in C++.

PLW files are quite similar to .DLL library files. All the plugins must be located within the plugins directory of the application.

Different IDA plugins usually come with different extensions. For example, Windows 64-bit plugins use the .P64 file extension, the .PLX extension is assigned to Linux 32-bit plugins, and the .PLX64 file extension is applied for Linux 64-bit plugins.

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

plw file icon
File Type:
32-bit Windows IDA Plugin Module
Plugin Files

How to open PLW file?

Double click the plw 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 .plw 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 plw 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 plw 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 PLW files

  • Windows Windows
    • Hex-Rays IDA Hex-Rays IDA

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 plw file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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