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Details of the .pcw file extension

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

  • What is the .pcw file?
  • What program do I need to open a .pcw file?
  • How can the .pcw file be opened, edited or printed?
  • Where can I find the specifications for .pcw?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .pcw extension?
  • How can I convert .pcw files to another format?
  • What are other, similar filename extensions to .pcw?

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

.pcw file extension details

PC Write Text Document

PC Write Text Document .pcw file icon
PCW file is a PC Write Text Document. PC-Write was a word processor originally released in 1983.
Category: Document files
Application: PC Write
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
PCW aliases:
PCW related links:
PCW related extensions:

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

.pcw file extension error

The .pcw file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

pcd, pcq, pwc, pfw, pdw, pca, pcs, psw, pc, cw, pce, pw, cpw, ocw, pxw

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

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PieceWise-Constant Image
Professional Draw Document
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KDevelop Persistent Code Store
CYANA Pseudocontact Shift Restraint File
Pocket Word Document
open .pcw file

Can't open a .pcw 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 .pcw file association, check the FAQ.

.pcw file extension

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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