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What are W files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a W 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 W files.

What is a W file?

W files have multiple uses, and OpenEdge Architect Source Code is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

OpenEdge Architect Source Code

Files with the .w extension contain source code files that have been written in the OpenEdge Architect language. OpenEdge Architect is an IDE that is used to develop various software applications. These files contain the program code, forms, and procedures used to compile applications using the IDE.

How to open W files

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

Programs that open OpenEdge Architect Source Code files

Last updated: February 24, 2023

All known file formats using extension .W

While OpenEdge Architect Source Code is a popular type of W-file, we know of 4 different uses of the .W file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

Applause Word Data

The .w file extension is also used for Ashton Tate Applause chart files. Applause was a presentation builder software that has been discontinued many years ago.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested three different W openers which you will find listed below.

Microsoft Train Simulator World File

These W files contain a world created for the Microsoft Train Simulator software. This simulator lets you create railroad tracks in a world you create yourself, and this is what is stored in the W files saved by this program.

W opener for Windows

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

Compact Compressed Data

We know that one W format is Compact Compressed Data. 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 W files. Remember, different programs may use W files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Adobe AcrobatAdobe AcrobatUser submitted
GOM PlayerGOM PlayerUser submitted
CIMulationCIMulationUser submitted

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