What is a .JGW File And How To Open It – ESRI (Easy Steps)


While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .jgw extension. It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .jgw file extension and how to open it.

What is a .JGW file?

The file extension .JGW stands for JPEG World File. This file extension was developed by ESRI. The format of this file is text, and it is a GIS software file.

What to know

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

How to open a .JGW file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .JGW file on various operating systems.

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

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

1. In the first step you need to download the Autodesk AutoCAD Map 3D 2020 software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use Autodesk AutoCAD Map 3D 2020 software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .JGW 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, 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 Autodesk AutoCAD Map 3D 2020 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 .JGW file?

If you are still unable to open the .JGW file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .JGW file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .jgz – Gzipped Javascript File, .jhh – Tetris Online Poland, .jhtml – Java HTML Web Page, .jia – JVC, .jic – JTAG Indirect Configuration File. 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 .JGW file with the Autodesk AutoCAD Map 3D 2020 program on Windows.