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

empty icon.swp - Swap file [common]

empty icon.swp - EC997 Dyno Test sweep test

empty icon.swp - MegaHAL keyword swap file

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

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SWP file extension - Vim swap data

What is swp file? How to open swp files?

File type specification:

Various data file type icon Various data file type

The swp file extension is associated with the Vim, a highly configurable text editing program, available for Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux and other platforms.

The swp file contains temporary data.

The default software associated to open swp 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 .swp 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 .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 - Vim swap data

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


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