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What are PSW files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a PSW 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 PSW files.

What is a PSW file?

PSW files have multiple uses, and Pocket Word Document is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

Pocket Word Document

Pocket Word is a portable word processing application. When a user creates a text document when using the Pocket Word word processing application, the resulting document file is saved with the .psw file extension.

Pocket Word was created for Windows Mobile Pocket PC devices. The Pocket Word file format allows users to create, format, and edit word processing documents on the go using a mobile device running on the Windows platform. Documents that have been created with Pocket Word can be exported into the DOC file format for use with the Microsoft Word word processing application.

How to open PSW files

We have identified two PSW openers that are compatible with this specific type of PSW file.

Programs that open Pocket Word Document files

Last updated: February 24, 2023

All known file formats using extension .PSW

While Pocket Word Document is a popular type of PSW-file, we know of 3 different uses of the .PSW file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

Password Depot Vault

These files contain a database of usernames, passwords, credit cards, and other personal information. The data is encrypted and can only be viewed if you know the access password.

PSW opener for Windows

We have identified one PSW opener that is compatible with this specific type of PSW file.

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Windows Password Backup

In Windows, you can create a backup of your system password which can be used to restore access to the system if you forget the password. These password backups are stored as PSW files on external media like a floppy disk or USB drive, also known as a "password reset disk".

You usually do not need to edit or view these files, as they only contain information usable by the software program that uses them.

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

TextMakerTextMakerUser submitted
CX-ProtocolCX-ProtocolUser submitted
PyMOLPyMOLUser submitted
OpenOffice.org BaseOpenOffice.org BaseUser submitted
WordPerfectWordPerfectUser submitted
AuthorAuthorUser submitted
NcStudioNcStudioUser submitted
Programmer StudioProgrammer StudioUser submitted
ProSteelProSteelUser submitted

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