What is a .PAW File And How To Open It – Howard H. Metcalfe (Easy Steps)


While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .paw extension. It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. In this article we will explain what .paw file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .PAW file?

The .PAW file extension is from Personal Ancestry Writer II File. It was developed by Howard H. Metcalfe. The file is a data related file.

What to know

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

How to open a .PAW file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .PAW file on various operating systems.

How to open a .PAW file on Mac

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

1. The first step is to download the Personal Ancestry Writer II software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use Personal Ancestry Writer II software.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .PAW 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: 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Personal Ancestry Writer II software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .PAW file?

If you cannot open the .PAW file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .PAW file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .paw – Pawaa Software, .paw – Paw Inc.. 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 .PAW file with the Personal Ancestry Writer II program on Mac.