.SWP File Extension

Developer:
Bill Joy
File Type:
Vi Swap File
Popularity:

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

What is a SWP file?

Swp file extension has Vi Swap file type, developed by Bill Joy, which is associated with the "misc files" category.

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

swp file icon
Developer:
Bill Joy
File Type:
Vi Swap File
Category:
Misc Files
Format:
Binary

How to open SWP file?

Double click the swp 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 .swp 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 swp 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 swp 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 SWP files

  • Windows Windows
  • MacOS MacOS
    • MacVim MacVim
    • Vim Vim
  • Linux Linux
    • Vim Vim
    • Vi Vi

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

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