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Informations about the ALW filename extension and the file formats associated with it

We collected the information you should know about the .alw filename on this page. If you were sent a(n) .alw file in an e-mail, but you don’t know what to do with it, then you can find help here. We strive to suggest free, open-source applications that are available to everyone for the file formats.

1 filename extension(s) are in our database

.alaw - A-Law Compressed Audio File

The ALAW file is a Audio file, which is connected to the A-Law Compressed Audio File according to our registry. With the adequate settings, the A-Law Compressed Audio File (.alaw) files can be opened or converted with the help of QuickTime Player.

Format description:
ALAW format
QuickTime Player
Magic string:
- / -
al, alw
Related links:
Related extensions:
QuickDraw 3D Metafile
3GPP2 Video File
3GP Audio File
3GP Video File
ALAC Encoded Audio
A-Law Compressed Audio File

Important! Programs other than the ones listed above may also use the .alw file extension. Even harmful programs can create files with the .alw extension to store data in them. Always be careful with .alw files coming from unknown sources. Don’t open executable files that arrived in mails, even if you know the sender.

The .alw file can’t be opened on your computer?

If the program necessary for opening the .alw file is installed properly on your computer, then the quickest and simplest way to open the .alw file is to double-click on the file’s name. If that doesn’t work, then the right software probably isn’t installed on your computer.

While opening the .alw file, you may receive an error message from the associated application, this can be caused by the following:

Incorrectly given .alw extension

The .alw filename extension can be given incorrectly sometimes. The cause of the error could be a mistake or a simple typo. We found the following incorrectly given filename extensions that are the most frequent in the case of .alw files.

aiw, zlw, lw, awl, apw, als, ald, akw, xlw, law, aw, amw, ale, ala

Maybe you’re not even looking for the .alw file extension?

It’s possible the the file’s extension was given incorrectly. Below, we list some filename extensions that are similar to the .alw extension. It’s possible that the one you’re looking for is among them.

FDS Imaging Software Configuration
LiteWave Compressed Audio File
Anark Media Workspace
Alan IF Document
Line Work TIFF Image
AnyPassword Data File

Associated applications

The Windows operating system stores information about the applications associated to the file extensions in the registry database. The associations can be queried or modified in the Command Prompt window with the "assoc" command.

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