How to open PYW files

Did your computer fail to open a PYW file? We explain what PYW files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your PYW files.

What is a PYW file?

The PYW file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different programs may use the PYW file type for different types of data.

While we do not yet describe the PYW file format and its common uses, we do know which programs are known to open these files, as we receive dozens of suggestions from users like yourself every day about specific file types and which programs they use to open them.

We are continually working on adding more file type descriptions to the site, so if you have information about PYW files that you think will help others, please use the Update Info link below to submit it to us - we'd love to hear from you!

Generic PYW

These apps are known to open certain types of PYW files. Since many different programs may use PYW files for different purposes, you may need to try a few of the apps to open your specific PYW file.

Python pywin32Python pywin32User submitted
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Edge Code CCEdge Code CCUser submitted
Python scipyPython scipyUser submitted
VPythonVPythonUser submitted
Python combined Win32 extensionsPython combined Win32 extensionsUser submitted
Python pyserialPython pyserialUser submitted
Python PythonCardPython PythonCardUser submitted
Python pygtkPython pygtkUser submitted
Parallels Tools CenterParallels Tools CenterUser submitted
Microsoft Application VirtualizationMicrosoft Application VirtualizationUser submitted
BracketsBracketsUser submitted
Python PILPython PILUser submitted
Python numpyPython numpyUser submitted
Python documentation serverPython documentation serverUser submitted
SmartReceiptSmartReceiptUser submitted
Python sixPython sixUser submitted
Python SCons - a software construction toolPython SCons - a software construction toolUser submitted
Enthought CanopyEnthought CanopyUser submitted
XRCedXRCedUser submitted
Python pymolPython pymolUser submitted
Python MySQL-pythonPython MySQL-pythonUser submitted
Python pynaoqiPython pynaoqiUser submitted
Package ManagerPackage ManagerUser submitted
Python PyOpenGLPython PyOpenGLUser submitted
Python PyYAMLPython PyYAMLUser submitted
Python TracPython TracUser submitted
Python xlwtPython xlwtUser submitted
Python zope.interfacePython zope.interfaceUser submitted
Python biopythonPython biopythonUser submitted

Try a universal file viewer

Try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and most likely yours too. Download Free File Viewer here.

We have not verified any programs that we know for certain can work with PYW-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any online services that we know for certain can work with PYW-files. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!