What is a .MW File And How To Open It – Apple (Easy Guide)

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Have you came across a file with the .mw 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 .mw file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .MW file?

The file extension .MW is from MacWrite Text Document.The creator of this file extension is Apple. The file is a text related file.

What to know

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

How to open a .MW file?

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

How to open a .MW file on Mac

There are 4 simple steps to open the .mw file on Mac.

1. The first step is to download the Apple AppleWorks software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .MW 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: Clicking “Open with”

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

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Apple AppleWorks software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .MW file?

If you cannot open the .MW file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .MW file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .mw – Maplesoft. 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 .MW file with the Apple AppleWorks program on Mac.