What is a .OTW File And How To Open It – OriginLab (Simple Steps)

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Have you came across a file with the .otw extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .otw file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .OTW file?

The .OTW file extension stands for Origin Workbook Template. It was developed by OriginLab. The file is a settings related file.

What to know

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

How to open a .OTW file?

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

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

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

1. The first step is to download the OriginLab Origin software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: OriginLab Origin.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .OTW 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, 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 OriginLab Origin software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .OTW file?

If you are still unable to open the .OTW file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .OTW file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .otwu – OriginLab, .otx – theWord Bible Software, .otz – OpenLP, .out – Compiled Executable File, .ov2 – TomTom. 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 .OTW file with the OriginLab Origin program on Windows.