What is a .MPW File And How To Open It – Microsoft (Easy Guide)


Have you came across a file with the .mpw extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .mpw file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .MPW file?

The .MPW file extension comes from Microsoft Project Workspace File. It was developed by Microsoft. The file is a settings related file.

What to know

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

How to open a .MPW file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .MPW file on your operating system/device.

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

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

1. In the first step you need to download the Microsoft Project 365 software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Microsoft Project 365.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .MPW 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 Microsoft Project 365 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 .MPW file?

If you are still unable to open the .MPW file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .MPW file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .mpws – MathPiper, .mpx – Microsoft, .mpx – Microsoft, .mpz – Benetech, .mpz – Wouter van Oortmerssen. 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 .MPW file with the Microsoft Project 365 program on Windows.