Files with xlw file extension generally contain saved workspace for Microsoft Excel programs. These are used by user to save the position to GUI elements and layouts of the screen, so they can use the same settings on different computers.

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XLW file extension - Microsoft Excel workspace file

What is xlw file? How to open xlw files?

The xlw file extension is associated with Microsoft Excel, one of the most popular and powerful tool you can use to create format spreadsheets, graphs and much more.

The xlw files are used in Microsoft Excel 2007/2010 for Workspace files.

The xlw files contains the screen locations of one or more workbooks and also the references to each individual workbook. The .xlw files are used to restore the whole layout when the user is working on multiple workbooks.

The xlw files do not include the actual workbook data, but only the layout on the screen. In order to open the .xlw files you must have all the workbooks referenced be the file.

Older versions of Microsoft Excel also used the .xlw files for workbooks, but the more common is the xls file extension. The older .xlw workbook files have complete different file format.

MIME: application/excel
MIME: application/vnd.ms-excel
MIME: application/x-excel
MIME: application/msexcel
MIME: application/x-msexcel

The default software associated to xlw file type:

Microsoft Excel icon

Microsoft Corporation logo Microsoft Excel  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Excel is popular spreadsheet application distributed with Microsoft Office suite. Excel is able to calculating, contains graphing tools, pivot tables and own programming language based on Visual Basic. Excel supports charts, graphs or histograms generated from specified groups of cells. Excel also can change data between other Microsoft Office applications. Excel is available for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and various mobile platforms.

Microsoft Office icon

Microsoft Corporation logo Microsoft Office  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Office is popular productivity suite for Microsoft Windows. Microsoft Office contains a set of applications and services used to work with documents (Microsoft Word), spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel), presentations (Microsoft Powerpoint), databases (Microsoft Access) etc..

Microsoft Office can be also used to manage e-mail accounts, tasks, calendars and contacts (Microsoft Outlook). Microsoft Office for Windows is distributed in four editions for Home, Academic and corporate sector.

Microsoft Excel for Mac icon

Microsoft Corporation logo Microsoft Excel for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
  Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Excel for Mac is popular spreadsheet application used to analyze, organize and manage data and lists. It is able to create visually rich datasheets and tables with icons, data bars and color scales. Microsoft Excel for Mac is fully compatible with Microsoft Excel for Windows.

Microsoft Office for Mac icon

Microsoft Corporation logo Microsoft Office for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
  Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Office for Mac is popular office suite that contains a set of applications and services used to work with documents (Microsoft Word), spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel), presentations (Microsoft Powerpoint) and manage e-mail accounts, tasks, calendars and contacts (Microsoft Outlook).

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File types supported in Microsoft Excel 2010

Help how to open XLW files:

Microsoft Excel can open the *.xlw files and apply these settings.

How to convert file with extension XLW:

As far as we know, this .xlw 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.

Find conversions from xlw file:

xlw to xls

xlw to xlsx

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

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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 xlw files.

  • Open xlw file
  • Save xlw file
  • Edit xlw file
  • Create xlw file
  • Print xlw file
  • Recover xlw file
  • Others xlw file

Software that open xlw file - Microsoft Excel workspace file

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