GFW file extension
The table below provides useful information about the .gfw file extension. It answers questions such as:
- What is the .gfw file?
- What program do I need to open a .gfw file?
- How can the .gfw file be opened, edited or printed?
- How can I convert .gfw files to another format?
- Where can I find the specifications for .gfw?
- Which MIME-type is associated with the .gfw extension?
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1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database
ArcGIS GIF World Data
GFW file is an ArcGIS GIF World Data. GFW files are the ASCII files containing information for geocoding image data. Some image formats, such as ERDAS IMAGINE, BSQ, BIL, BIP, GeoTIFF, and grids, store the georeferencing information in the header of the image file. ArcGIS uses this information if it is present. However, other image formats store this information in a separate ASCII world file, since it contains the real-world transformation information used by the image.
Other types of files may also use the .gfw file extension.
The .gfw file extension is often given incorrectly!
According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:
Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?
We found the following similar file extensions in our database:
Can't open a .gfw 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:
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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 .gfw 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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