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

psw file icon.psw - Broderbund Print Shop Deluxe data

psw file icon.psw - Corel PaintShop Photo Pro straw wall preset file

psw file icon.psw - Microsoft Pocket Word document file

psw file icon.psw - Password Depot file

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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 psw file type:

Microsoft Windows 7 icon

Microsoft Corporation logo Microsoft Windows 7  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Microsoft Corporation

Windows 7 is the latest version of Microsoft Windows family of operating systems for desktops, notebooks, netbooks, tablets and media centers.

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 logo Microsoft 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 logo Microsoft 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 PSW files:

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

How to convert file with extension PSW:

As far as we know, this .psw file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

List of software applications associated to the .psw file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X 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 File-Extensions.org's database).

Hint:
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 of the psw files.

  • Create psw file
  • Recover psw file
  • Backup psw file
  • Others psw file

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

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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