Opening DRW files

Did your computer fail to open a DRW file? We explain what DRW files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your DRW files.

What is a DRW file?

The .drw file extension is used for a vector graphics file format, which is supported by many applications. Also classified as image files, these DRW files contain digital drawings and vector images. The CorelDraw software can be used to create these .drw files. This program is a Windows application that was developed by Corel Corporation.

The Picture It! application from Microsoft can also be used to create DRW files. For Mac users, the AppleWorks software and the MacDraw application have support for creating and editing these .drw files. Other programs in the CorelDraw Graphics Suite can also be used to create and modify these DRW files.

These applications can be used to open and view the vector graphics stored in these .drw files. These programs can also be used to export a DRW file to a more standard format like JPEG, PNG or BMP.

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

By Prof. Jones (The File Expert)

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