An swm file extension is related to the Vim, a text editing tool for various platforms.

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

empty icon.swm - Supportworks ESP message file

swm icon.swm - Windows Imaging Format split archive

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Software that open swm file

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SWM file extension - Vim swap data

What is swm file? How to open swm files?

File type specification:

Various data file type icon Various data file type

The swm file extension is associated with the Vim, a text editing tool for Unix, DOS, Windows, Amiga, Mac, OS/2 and other operating systems.

The swm file contains some kind of data used by Vim editor.

The default software associated to open swm file:

Vim icon

Vim  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
Bram Moolenaar

Vim is configurable text editor used to efficient text editing. It is based on the VI editor distributed with most UNIX operating systems.

Help how to open:

This file type is not meant to be opened directly, there is no software that could open and work with it directly, or there is no information available in public sources about opening this file type. This is usually the case of some internal data files, caches, temporary files etc.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .swm 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 recommended software applications associated to the .swm 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 swm file, edit swm file, convert swm file, view swm file, play swm file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with swm file - Vim swap data

Click on the software link for more information about Vim. Vim uses swm 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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