- The quick facts

What are AWSHORTCUT files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an AWSHORTCUT file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is an AWSHORTCUT file?

The AWSHORTCUT file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different programs may use the AWSHORTCUT file type for different types of data.

While we do not yet describe the AWSHORTCUT file format and its common uses, we do know which programs are known to open these files, as we receive dozens of suggestions from users like yourself every day about specific file types and which programs they use to open them.

We are continually working on adding more file type descriptions to the site, so if you have information about AWSHORTCUT files that you think will help others, please use the Update Info link below to submit it to us - we'd love to hear from you!

How to open AWSHORTCUT files

Important: Different programs may use files with the AWSHORTCUT file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your AWSHORTCUT file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 2 different AWSHORTCUT openers which you will find listed below.

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of AWSHORTCUT files. Remember, different programs may use AWSHORTCUT files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

ActiveWords by ActiveWord Systems, IncActiveWords by ActiveWord Systems, IncUser submitted
ActiveWordsR by ActiveWord Systems, IncActiveWordsR by ActiveWord Systems, IncUser submitted

Try a universal file viewer

Try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and most likely yours too. Download Free File Viewer here.