W File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a W file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .W files.

What is a W file?

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.

The .w file extension is also used for Ashton Tate Applause chart files, Mozilla (Netscape) fill form data files, Progress Database AppBuilder source code files, Train Simulator world files and UNIX Silvio Levi's CWEB files.

How to open W files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension W for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 3 different W openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension W

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

Various viewers for this file format

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
CIMulationCIMulationUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with W-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 W-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!