Files with jw extension may be found as very old documents from Wordpad for Windows 3.11 or JustWrite from Symantec.

There is one other file type using
the JW file extension!

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Software that open jw file

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JW file extension - WordPad / JustWrite document

What is jw file? How to open jw files?

File type specification:

Document file type icon Document file type

jw file icon: jw filetype icon

File extension jw is related to documents some very old versions of Microsoft WordPad or program called JustWrite from Symantec, used decades ago around the time of Windows 3.11.

Some sources claim it was even used in Symantec's Q&A Write.

In any case, not related to modern JustWrite solutions, and 'jw file' in this case is just abbreviation.

Jw might be also related to Jehovah's Witnesses, perhaps to one of the software used by this church.

This jw file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.

Updated: November 28, 2023

The default software associated to open jw file:

Microsoft WordPad icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft WordPad  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

The original text editor distributed in various versions of Microsoft Windows operating system. The modern version can open and edit DOCX, ODT, TXT and RTF documents. Older versions could also work with DOC files.

Help how to open:

Only the original tools can be used to open these files.

How to convert:

Saving to other formats, or at least exporting to plain text is possible in original software.

Find conversions from jw file:

jw to doc

jw to docx

jw to dot

Find converter to jw file type:

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List of software applications associated to the .jw file extension

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and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open jw file, edit jw file, convert jw file, view jw file, play jw file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting jw files.

Software that open jw file - WordPad / JustWrite document

Programs supporting the exension jw on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open jw file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with jw file by default:
Microsoft WordPad small icon Microsoft WordPad
Other suggested software:
Microsoft Works small icon Microsoft Works

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