FW File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a FW file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .FW files.

What is a FW 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.

The .fw file extension is also used for FrameWork database files.

How to open FW files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension FW for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 1 different FW openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension FW

While we know of one file format using the .FW file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .FW file.

Various viewers for this file format

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.

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We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with FW-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with FW-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!