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Details of the .pyw file extension

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

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

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

.py file extension details

Python Script

Python Script .py file icon
PY file is a Python Script. Python is a dynamic object-oriented programming language.
Category: Development files
Application: Python
Mime-type: text/x-python
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
PY aliases:
py2, py3, pyw
PY related links:
PY related extensions:
Perl Script

PHP Script

Python Macro File

Python Bytecode

Python Dynamic Module

Pyrex Source

Python Optimized Code

TCL Script

Pyrex Definition File

Perl Module

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

.pyw file extension error

The .pyw file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

py, pw, pyd, ptw, pya, pjw, pys, phw

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

Python Script
Python Dynamic Module
Pathetic Writer Document
Autodesk AutoCAD Publish to Web File
BlenderGIS PNG World Data
PNG World File
Microsoft PlayReady Audio
WindLDR 6 Project Settings
Pyspread Document
PhotoWebber Session Data
open .pyw file

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

.pyw 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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