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SWO file extension

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

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

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

✅ Vim Swap Data

SWP file is a Vim Swap Data. Vim is an advanced text editor that seeks to provide the power of the de-facto Unix editor Vi, with a more complete feature set. The first time a file is edited, the swap file name is file.txt.swp. If the editor is aborted and you start editing again, the next swap file is called file.txt.swo, and then file.txt.swn, and so on.
SWP format description not yet available
Category: Data files
Application: VIM
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
SWP aliases:
swm, swn, swo
SWP related links:
SWP related extensions:
Vim Script

Vim Runtime Configuration

Vim History Data

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

🚫 The .swo file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

ewo, sdo, so, sow, sqo, sso, sw, sw0, swi, swk, swl, swp, wo, wso, zwo

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

Unix Shared Library
General Swap File
SolidWorks Macro
Vim Swap Data
Signed Word Audio File
SIMATIC WinCC External Widget Object
Zwift Cycling Workouts Data
Macromedia Flash Format Data
DB/TextWorks Database Deferred Update Directory
WebObjects Object

🔴 Can't open a .swo 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 .swo 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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