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DWF file: How can I open a .DWF file?

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

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✅ Autodesk Design Web Format Document

Autodesk Design Web Format Document .dwf file icon
The DWF file is an Autodesk Design Web Format Document. Design Web Format is an open, secure file format developed by Autodesk for the efficient distribution and communication of rich design data to anyone who needs to view, review, or print design files.
Category: Document files
Application: AutoDesk Design Review
Mime-type: drawing/x-dwf
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
DWF aliases:
DWF related links:
DWF related extensions:
Autodesk AutoCAD Drawing

Autodesk Drawing eXchange File

Autodesk AutoCAD Heidi Information File

Autodesk AutoCAD Heidi Device Interface

Cadence Allegro PCB Layout

Catia Document

⚠ Be careful with .dwf files.

It's important to know that the .dwf file extension can be used by various programs, not just the ones you expect. This includes potentially harmful software or malware that might create .dwf files. Be cautious when dealing with .dwf files from unknown sources.

🚫 The .dwf file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

cwf, daf, ddf, def, df, dfw, dsf, dw, dwb, dwc, dwd, dwe, dwg, dwr, dwt

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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🔴 Can't open a .dwf 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:

Select an app to open this .dwf file

It means that the operating system does not have a default app associated with the .dwf file type. To resolve this issue and open the file, you can take the following steps:

If you don't know how to change the default app for the .dwf file, check the FAQ.

🔴 Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. The extension of a file serves as a hint to the operating system and various software programs about the type of data contained within the file. When you alter a file's extension, you essentially modify how software applications interpret and handle that file. Every file has a specific format, also known as its file type or file format. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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