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DSW file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .dsw file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .dsw file?
  • What program do I need to open a .dsw file?
  • How can the .dsw file be opened, edited or printed?
  • How can I convert .dsw files to another format?

We hope you find this page helpful and a valuable resource!

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

✅ Microsoft Developer Studio Workspace

DSW file is a Microsoft Developer Studio Workspace. Microsoft Developer Studio is a single programming environment that can be used with several programming languages, including C++, Java, and Visual Basic.
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
DSW aliases:
DSW related links:
DSW related extensions:
Assembly Source Code

C Source Code

C++ Source Code

Visual C++ Dialog

Fortran Source Code

C Header File

Microsoft Visual Studio Workspace Options

Modula-3 Source Code

Pascal/Delphi Source Code

Visual C# .NET Class

Other types of files may also use the .dsw file extension.

🚫 The .dsw file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

csw, dcw, dqw, ds, dsa, dsd, dse, dsq, dss, dw, dws, dxw, esw, fsw, rsw

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

Digital Chart of the World Data
Draft Choice for Windows Drawing
DynaCAD v4 Document
DAZ Studio Deltas
CARE-S InfoWorks Nodes Data
Diet Studio Data
Autodesk Drawing Set Description
DAZ Studio ASCII Script
Pasco DataStudio Data
TWAIN Data Source

🔴 Can't open a .dsw file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows cannot open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .dsw file association, check the FAQ.

🔴 Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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