B_W file format description

Many people share .b_w files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .b_w file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .b_w files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.b_w - ImageLab Image

The B_W graphic files are related to XnView. The B_W file is an ImageLab Image.

Graphic files
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ImageLab Image related extensions:
ZX Spectrum Hobetta Image
Pocket PC Bitmap Image
Amapi Image
Sony Mavica Picture
GoDot Image
TI-73 Bitmap

Naturally, other applications may also use the .b_w file extension. Even harmful programs can create .b_w files. Be especially cautious with .b_w files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .b_w file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .b_w file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:


Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

SGI Black and White Image

Operating systems

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Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Windows 11, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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