Files with psw file extension can also be found as password recovery files for Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating systems.

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

empty icon.psw - Broderbund Print Shop Deluxe data

psw icon.psw - Corel PaintShop Pro straw wall preset

empty icon.psw - Microsoft Pocket Word document

empty icon.psw - Password Depot data

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PSW file extension - Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7 backup password

What is psw file? How to open psw files?

File type specification:

Backup file type icon Backup file type

psw file icon: psw filetype icon

The psw file extension was also used for a password backup file in Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating systems.

These were typically saved on a portable media like USB drive to for recovery reasons to reset user passwords. Found as: userkey.psw

The default software associated to open psw file:

Microsoft Windows 7 icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Windows 7  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Operating system released in 2009 available for desktops, notebooks, netbooks, tablets and media centers. It was replaced by Windows 8 and Windows 10. Support ends on January 14, 2020.

Microsoft distributes Windows 7 in four editions: Windows 7 Starter is designed for netbooks. Windows 7 Home Premium is used in home computers and notebooks. Windows 7 Professional is for business using and Windows 7 Ultimate contains all features from all previous Windows 7 editions and some others.

Microsoft Windows Vista icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Windows Vista  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Windows Vista is operating system for desktop computers, laptops, tablet computers and media centers. Windows Vista was released in 2007 as a successor of Microsoft Windows XP. Windows Vista was distributed in six editions: Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, Enterprise, Ultimate. Windows Vista contains many new features, such as new GUI called Aero, multimedia tools, redesigned settings sub-systems, security improvements etc. In 2009 was Windows Vista replaced by new Windows 7.

Microsoft Windows XP Professional icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Windows XP Professional  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Windows XP Professional operating system is designed for business and advanced users released in 2001. It contains all functions from Windows XP Home as well as other advanced functions used in business sector. It is available to buy in 32-bit and 64-bit version. The official support for this OS ends in 2014.

Help how to open:

The *.psw files are used for internal purposes of Microsoft Windows.

How to convert:

It is highly unlikely that *.psw files can be converted to anything else.

List of software applications associated to the .psw 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 psw file, edit psw file, convert psw file, view psw file, play psw 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 psw files.

Programs that can create psw file - Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7 backup password

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

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with psw file by default:
Microsoft Windows 7 small icon Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows Vista small icon Microsoft Windows Vista
Microsoft Windows XP Professional small icon Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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