There are 7 other file types using
the SWP file extension!

empty icon.swp - EC997 Dyno Test sweep test

empty icon.swp - MegaHAL keyword swap data

empty icon.swp - Omron Syswin API description

swp icon.swp - SolidWorks macro feature

empty icon.swp - Spider Writer project file

empty icon.swp - Borland Sprint document backup

empty icon.swp - Vim swap data

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SWP file extension - Swap file

What is swp file? How to open swp files?

File type specification:

System file type icon System file type

The swp file extension is generally related to so called Swap files.

In computer operating systems that have their main memory divided into pages, paging (sometimes called swapping) is a transfer of pages between main memory and an auxiliary store, such as hard disk drive.

Paging is an important part of virtual memory implementation in most contemporary general-purpose operating systems, allowing them to easily use disk storage for data that does not fit into physical RAM. Paging is usually implemented as a task built into the kernel of the operating system.

The default software associated to open swp file:

Microsoft Windows icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Windows  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

A family of operating systems developed by the Microsoft Corp. The first Windows was released in 1985 as a GUI add-on to MS-DOS. MS-DOS based Windows versions were developed to 2000, when was released the last version called Windows ME. Windows based on NT core started in 1993. Windows NT family are developed to these days, the latest version is called Microsoft Windows 11.

Help how to open:

You cannot open *.swp files, they are not meant to be opened or accessed by the user.

How to convert:

These *.swp files cannot be converted to anything else, they are generated for memory paging purposes.

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

Programs that can create swp file - Swap file

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

Microsoft Windows:

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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