A3W file format description

Many people often share .a3w files without providing instructions on how to use them. This can make it difficult for users to determine which program is compatible for editing, converting, or printing .a3w files. To address this issue, we have created this page to offer assistance and guidance on handling .a3w files. We provide information on compatible software, editing instructions and conversion options to help users effectively interact with .a3w files.

Our aim is to simplify the process and promote seamless use of the .a3w file format.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.a4w - Macromedia Authorware Windows File

The A4W development files are related to Adobe Authorware. The A4W file is a Macromedia Authorware Windows file. Authorware is a visual authoring tool for creating rich-media e-learning applications for delivery on corporate networks, CD/DVD, and the Web. A4P is a packaged file without runtime.

Adobe Authorware
Development files
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a3w, a5w, a6w, a7w
Macromedia Authorware Windows File related extensions:
Micro Focus Extra! Basic Header
Microsoft Shell Script
Visual Studio Intermediate Debug Data
BlackBerry Native SDK Manifest Data
Delphi Temporary Cache Data
C4 Engine Binary Model Data

Naturally, other applications may also use the .a3w file extension. Even harmful programs can create .a3w files. Be especially cautious with .a3w files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .a3w 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 .a3w file extension is often given incorrectly!

Based on searches conducted on our site in the past year, we have compiled a list of the most common misspellings. These frequent misspellings can cause confusion and hinder search accuracy. By providing this list, we aim to assist users in finding the correct information more easily and improving their overall search experience on our site.

These misspellings were the most common in the past year:

3w, a3, a3d, a3e, a3s, arw, aw, aww, x3w

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

There is a possibility that the .a3w filename extension is misspelled. To assist users in identifying potential errors, we provide a list of similar file extensions in our database.

Filename extensions similar to .a3w:

Free Pascal Archive
Answer Wizard Index
Esko ArtiosCAD 3D Data
Applixware Words Document
Autodesk Showcase Environments
XYZware 3D Document

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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