How to open SWP files

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

What is a SWP file?

SWP files are Vim swap files, which you can read more about below.

The SWP file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different apps may use the same file extension for different types of data. So a SWP opener may not be able to open all kinds of SWP files. In this case, though, we only know of one specific use.

Vim swap

Through our analysis of SWP files, we know that one use of the format is Vim swap. We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

We have not verified any programs yet that works with this specific format. If you know any, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!

SWP file openers, viewers, etc.

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

Movie DraftMovie DraftUser submitted
SceneWriter ProSceneWriter ProUser submitted
VimVimUser submitted
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We have not verified any programs that we know for certain can work with SWP-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 SWP-files. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!