DAW file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.daw - Cubase Recording

The DAW audio files are related to Steinberg Cubase. The DAW file is a Cubase Recording. Steinberg Cubase is a professional level tool for every task in music composition and production.

Steinberg Cubase
Audio files
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Cubase Recording related extensions:
Sony Playstation Wave Bank Body
Yamaha Tyros 2 Custom Drum Voice
Compressed Creative Labs Sound Blaster Instruments
Adlib Tracker II Instrument Bank with Macros
RiffWorks Riff Data
Real Tracker Sample

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

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

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

adw, aw, caw, da, daa, dad, dae, daq, das, dqw, dw, dwa, dxw, raw, saw

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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Operating systems

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