What is a .PSW File And How To Open It – Microsoft (Simple Steps)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .psw extension, but you are not sure what it is? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .psw file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .PSW file?

The file extension .PSW comes from Pocket Word Document. The development of this file was done by Microsoft. The format of this file is binary, and it is a text related file.

What to know

There are currently 4 software that can open the .psw file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .PSW file?

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

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

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

1. The first step is to download the LibreOffice software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: SoftMaker Office, OpenOffice Writer and LibreOffice.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .PSW 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. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the LibreOffice software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .PSW file on Mac

To open the .psw file on Mac, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the LibreOffice software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Planamesa NeoOffice, OpenOffice Writer and LibreOffice.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .PSW file

2. In the second step you need to locate 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the LibreOffice software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .PSW file on Linux

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

1. In the first step you need to download the LibreOffice software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is OpenOffice Writer and LibreOffice.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .PSW 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: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the LibreOffice software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .PSW file?

If you are still unable to open the .PSW file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .PSW file.psw – Microsoft, .psw – AceBIT. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .PSW file with the LibreOffice, SoftMaker Office, OpenOffice Writer programs on Windows, LibreOffice, Planamesa NeoOffice, OpenOffice Writer programs on Mac and LibreOffice, OpenOffice Writer software on Linux.