PWI File Type

- The quick facts

What are PWI files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a PWI 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 PWI file?

A .PWI file is a Pocket Word document file. Files that contain the .pwi file extension are most commonly associated with the Microsoft Word word processing application for Windows Mobile devices, also known as Pocket Word.

PWI files contain word processing documents that have been created with the Pocket Word application. The PWI file format is similar to the DOC file format, but the PWI file format does not allow for headers, footers, captions, footnotes, or comments.

PWI files are used by hand-held and pocket computers, so they are less versatile than the full-featured DOC file format.

A user may open a PWI file on their computer instead of their mobile device by syncing the device with their hard drive.

How to open PWI files

We have identified 2 PWI openers for Windows that are compatible with this specific type of PWI file.

Programs that open Pocket Word document files

We have not yet verified any programs for Mac that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!
We have not yet verified any web services that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!

Last updated: December 15, 2021

Suggest another file format using extension PWI

While we know of one file format using the .PWI 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 .PWI file.

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

OpenOffice.org BaseOpenOffice.org BaseUser submitted
WordPerfectWordPerfectUser submitted
PSPlotXPSPlotXUser submitted
sakura editorsakura editorUser submitted
Online Learning SystemOnline Learning SystemUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with PWI-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 PWI-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!