What is a .IWD File And How To Open It – Activision (Easy Steps)

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Have you came across a file with the .iwd extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. That’s why we have made this article! You will learn how to open the .iwd file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .IWD file?

The .IWD file extension is Call of Duty Game Data File. It was developed by Activision. This game related file is in zip format.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .iwd file on 1 platform.

How to open a .IWD file?

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

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

The .iwd file can be opened in 4 steps on Windows.

1. The first step is to download the Corel WinZip software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is Activision Call of Duty 2 and Corel WinZip.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .IWD file

2. The second step is locating 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Corel WinZip software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .IWD file?

If you are still unable to open the .IWD file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .IWD file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .iwdgt – Apple, .iwi – Activision, .iwm – iWriteMusicProject, .iws – JetBrains, .iwxdata – iWorx Systems. 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 .IWD file with the Corel WinZip, Activision Call of Duty 2 programs on Windows.