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

sdw file icon.sdw - OpenOffice.org text document [common]

sdw file icon.sdw - MrSID header file (ESRI picture file)

sdw file icon.sdw - Lotus WordPro drawing file

sdw file icon.sdw - Signed dwords (32-bit) data

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SDW file extension - SourceSafe file

What is sdw file? How to open sdw files?

File type specification:

Various data file type icon Various data file type

SourceSafe was originally created by a company called One Tree Software. The first published version of the product was 3.1, which was a 16-bit application. Microsoft at the time had a less powerful source code control system named Delta. In 1994, Microsoft bought One Tree Software and went on to modify the 16-bit version of SourceSafe 3.1. The result was version 4.0 of Visual SourceSafe (VSS), which was a 32-bit edition of the product. It was released sometime around 1995. SourceSafe SDW files was found in Shadow Directory.

The default software associated to sdw file type:

Visual SourceSafe picture or screenshot

Microsoft Corporation logo Visual SourceSafe  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Visual SourceSafe is source control software developed by Microsoft. SourceSafe creates a virtual library of computer files with restrictions to access and edit by users. It is useful for small software development projects.

Help how to open SDW files:

Due the variability and uncertainty of this file type group, there is no general information available, about how to open this various data file format. However most files with extension from this group are usually not meant to be opened or viewed directly. If there are associated applications or programs listed below the extension description, you can always try to check their website for additional informations on their forums or other type of customer support.

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How to convert file with extension SDW:

Due the variability and uncertainty of this file type group, there is no general information available, about how to convert this various data file format. However most files with extension from this group are usually not in formats, which can be converted. If there are associated applications or programs listed below the extension description, you can always try to check their website for additional informations on their forums or other type of customer support.

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

  • Others sdw file

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with sdw file - SourceSafe file

Click on the software link for more information about Visual SourceSafe. Visual SourceSafe uses sdw 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.).

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