An mcw file extension is related to the Microsoft Word version 5 for Mac. An mcw file stores document.

There are 4 other file types using
the MCW file extension!

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MCW file extension - Microsoft Word for Mac document

What is mcw file? How to open mcw files?

File type specification:

Document file type icon Document file type

mcw file icon: mcw filetype icon

The mcw file extension is associated with Microsoft Word, a powerful authoring program that gives you the ability to create and share documents by combining a comprehensive set of writing tools with the easy-to-use Microsoft Office Fluent user interface, which is part of Microsoft Office.

The *.mcw files were used in Microsoft Word for Mac (version 4, 5 and 5.1) or older for document files.

The default file format for Microsoft Word document files is the doc file extension and since Microsoft Word 2007 also the docx file extension.

This mcw 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: April 22, 2024

The default software associated to open mcw file:

Microsoft Word for Mac icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Word for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Word for Mac is the Macintosh version of the popular word processing application from Microsoft Office Suite. It offers powerful text editing features for both home and corporate users.

The latest version of this application, Microsoft Word, is integral part of Microsoft Office for Mac and cannot be bought as standalone.

Microsoft Office for Mac icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Office for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Office for Mac is popular office suite that contains a set of applications and services used to work with documents (Microsoft Word), spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel), presentations (Microsoft Powerpoint) and manage e-mail accounts, tasks, calendars and contacts (Microsoft Outlook).

Help how to open:

Try to manually open *.mcw files in Microsoft Word via the File -> Open menu.

How to convert:

Possibly can be exported to other formats.

Find conversions from mcw file:

mcw to doc

mcw to docx

mcw to pdf

mcw to txt

Find converter to mcw file type:

doc to mcw

docx to mcw

List of software applications associated to the .mcw file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open mcw file, edit mcw file, convert mcw file, view mcw file, play mcw 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 mcw files.

Software that open mcw file - Microsoft Word for Mac document

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

Microsoft Windows:

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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