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What are FW files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a FW file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your FW files.

What is a FW file?

FW files have multiple uses, and Firmware Update is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

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

All known file formats using extension .FW

While Firmware Update File is a popular type of FW-file, we know of 3 different uses of the .FW file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

Forgotten Worlds Custom Music Format

We know that one FW format is Forgotten Worlds Custom Music Format. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

Intel CPU Microcode

We know that one FW format is Intel CPU Microcode. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

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.

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