An msw file extension is related to the Microsoft Word version 5. An msw file stores document.

There are 2 other file types using
the MSW file extension!

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Software that open msw file

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MSW file extension - Microsoft Word 5 document

What is msw file? How to open msw files?

File type specification:

Document file type icon Document file type

msw file icon: msw filetype icon

The msw file extension was used by older versions of Microsoft Word for its document format. Might have been used on Mac platform.

These msw files were used in Microsoft Word 5 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 msw 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.

The default software associated to open msw file:

Microsoft Word icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Word  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

A popular word processor that started with Word for MS-DOS in 1983 and for year is now a core application of Microsoft Office suite. Microsoft Word offers powerful word processing and text editor features that allow users to easy create high quality documents.

Almost every, if not every, computer user knows .doc and .docx Word documents.

Microsoft Office icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Office  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Office is popular productivity suite for Microsoft Windows. Microsoft Office contains a set of applications and services used to work with documents (Microsoft Word), spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel), presentations (Microsoft Powerpoint), databases (Microsoft Access) etc..

Microsoft Office can be also used to manage e-mail accounts, tasks, calendars and contacts (Microsoft Outlook). Microsoft Office for Windows is distributed in four editions for Home, Academic and corporate sector.

Help how to open:

Use Microsoft Word 5 to open *.msw document files.

How to convert:

Use Microsoft Word 5 to export *.msw files to other formats.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .msw 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 msw file, edit msw file, convert msw file, view msw file, play msw file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with msw file - Microsoft Word 5 document

Click on the software link for more information about Microsoft Word. Microsoft Word uses msw file type for its internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open file actions (eg. to install/execute/support an application itself, to store application or user data, configure program etc.).

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with msw file by default:
Microsoft Word small icon Microsoft Word
Microsoft Office small icon Microsoft Office

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