FW File Type

- The quick facts

What are FW files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a FW 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 a FW file?

FW files have multiple uses, and Firmware Update is one of them.

Firmware Update File

The .fw file extension is most commonly associated with firmware update files. The FW files store the firmware update data that is used to update the firmware of an associated hardware device. Camcorders, digital cameras, and other media devices often use the FW file format.

These update files can be transferred to the proper device using a USB connection or a memory card.

How to open FW files

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

While we have not verified the app ourselves yet, our users have suggested a single FW opener which you will find listed below.

Last updated: June 7, 2022

More file formats using the FW extension

Through our research of FW files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • Forgotten Worlds Custom Music Format
  • Intel CPU Microcode

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

JK-PC1650JK-PC1650User submitted

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