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

We collected the information you should know about the .vsw filename on this page. If you were sent a(n) .vsw 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

.vsw - Microsoft Visio Workspace

The VSW file is a Document file, which is connected to the Microsoft Visio Workspace according to our registry. With the adequate settings, the Microsoft Visio Workspace (.vsw) files can be opened or converted with the help of Microsoft Visio.

Format description:
VSW format
Microsoft Visio
Magic string:
- / -
Related links:
Visio 2003 Viewer
Related extensions:
Microsoft Visio Web Drawing
Microsoft Visio Diagram XML
Microsoft Visio Report Definition
Microsoft Visio Diagram
Microsoft Visio Stencil
Microsoft Visio Template

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

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

If the program necessary for opening the .vsw file is installed properly on your computer, then the quickest and simplest way to open the .vsw 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 .vsw file, you may receive an error message from the associated application, this can be caused by the following:

Incorrectly given .vsw extension

The .vsw 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 .vsw files.

bsw, vww, vw, vsq, vsd, vs, vcw, svw, csw, vws, vss, vse, vsa, vew, sw

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

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

Microsoft Office Business Scorecard Manager Workspace
SmartWare Standard View File
VOCALOID2 Sequence
Lotus Approach View
Compressed Square Wave
Vectorworks Workspace

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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