CWS file format description

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

2 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.cws - ClarisWorks Template

The CWS document files are related to AppleWorks. The CWS file is a ClarisWorks Template. ClarisWorks is an integrated office application, which provides word processing, graphics, illustration, spreadsheet, charting/graphing, presentation and database capabilities.

Document files
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ClarisWorks Template related extensions:
ClarisWorks Assistant
ClarisWorks ClarisDraw Data
ClarisWorks Font
ClarisWorks 3 Document
ClarisWorks Color Palette
ClarisWorks Database

.cws - ChordWizard Songtrix Song

The CWS document files are related to ChordWizard Songtrix. The CWS file is a ChordWizard Songtrix Song. ChordWizard Songtrix is a program used to learn about and create music.

ChordWizard Songtrix
Document files
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ChordWizard Songtrix Song related extensions:
KiCad PCB Design Document
The Overlay Maker Overlay
Diagram Designer Template
Tru-Designer Presentation
Easy CD Creator 3 Cover Layout
Lotus Freelance Graphics Flowchart Data

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

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

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

cas, cds, cqs, cs, css, csw, cw, cw5, cwc, cwe, cww, cwx, cwz, dws, fws

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

VeriWave WaveTest Sequence Data
SmartWare Worksheet Document
SmartWare Standard View File
ScreenWeaver Project
Circuit Wizard Document
ChemDraw Stationery Document

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

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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