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XWD file extension

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

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

We hope you find this page helpful and a valuable resource!

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

✅ X Window Dump

XWD file is an X Window Dump. The X Window System is a computer software system and network protocol that provides a graphical user interface (GUI) for networked computers. XWD allows X users to store window images in a specially formatted dump file (screenshot).
Category: Graphic files
Application: XnView
Mime-type: image/xwd
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
XWD aliases:
XWD related links:
XWD related extensions:
Windows Bitmap Image

Portable Network Graphics Image

Targa Bitmap Image

X Pixmap

X Bitmap Image

XImage Bitmap

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

🔄 .xwd converters

The following softwares are capable of converting .xwd files to other formats:

XnView, Gimp

For example, using the softwares above, a .xwd file can be converted into one of the following formats:

pps, vob, ldf, prt, avs, skp, srf, ppm, gif, plt, fit, pd, lbm, fun, cpa

🚫 The .xwd file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

awd, cwd, dwd, swd, wd, wxd, xad, xd, xdd, xdw, xed, xqd, xsd, xwc, xwf

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

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XFIT XDD Format Data
Shockwave Flash Debug
Microsoft Fax Image
The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay Data
Xerox DocuWorks Document
Reality Pump Game Package
Ability Draw Document

🔴 Can't open a .xwd 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 .xwd 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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