What is a .AW File And How To Open It – Microsoft (Simple Steps)


Have you came across a file with the .aw 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. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .aw file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .AW file?

The .AW file extension is from Answer Wizard File. This file extension belongs to the developer Microsoft. The format of this file is binary, and it is a data related file.

What to know

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

How to open a .AW file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .AW file on various operating systems.

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

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .aw file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Microsoft Project 365 software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is Microsoft Project 365.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .AW file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Microsoft Project 365 software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .AW file?

If you cannot open the .AW file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .AW file.awb – AMR-WB Audio File, .awb – CRI Middleware, .awbr – Crick Software, .awcav – ActiveWorlds, .awd – Microsoft. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .AW file with the Microsoft Project 365 program on Windows.