What is a .A5W File And How To Open It – Adobe Systems (Visual Guide)

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Have you came across a file with the .a5w extension and you don’t know what it is? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. That’s why we have made this article! You will learn how to open the .a5w file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .A5W file?

The file extension .A5W stands for Authorware 5 Windows File. This file extension belongs to the developer Adobe Systems. This file belongs to the binary format and it is a data related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .a5w file on 1 platform.

How to open a .A5W file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .A5W file on various operating systems.

How to open a .A5W file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .a5w file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Adobe Authorware software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .A5W file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Adobe Authorware software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .A5W file?

If you are still unable to open the .A5W file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .A5W file.a5w – Alpha Software. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .A5W file with the Adobe Authorware program on Windows.