>> BW file

BW file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.bw - SGI Black and White Image

The BW graphic files are related to XnView. The BW file is an SGI Black and White Image. SGI is a native raster graphics file format for Silicon Graphics workstations. On SGI systems, SGI image files end with the extension BW if they are B/W images.

Graphic files
- / -
SGI Black and White 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 .bw file extension. Even harmful programs can create .bw files. Be especially cautious with .bw files coming from an unknown source!

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

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

ba, bd, be, bs, fw, gw, hw, nw, vw, wb

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

C64 Printfox/Pagefox Bitmap Image
Scifer External Header Archive
General Firmware File
Ben Daglish Music
BSC Intermediate Object
Marvelous Designer Hardware ID Data

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

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

If you find the information on this page useful, please feel free to link to this page.

If you have useful information about the .bw file format, then write to us!