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DFW file format description

DFW file format

We made this page to help you understand how to work with DFW files. Here, you can find info on software that can handle these files. It includes simple programs for opening and converting them.

Learn about the DFW file and its functions here!

We also explain how to convert them into other types. It's simple and hassle-free. For opening or changing DFW files, this page offers all the tools you need.

#1 Derive for Windows Data

The DFW file is categorized under Data. It is associated with Derive for Windows, serving as a Derive for Windows Data. Derive was a computer algebra system, developed by the Soft Warehouse, now owned by Texas Instruments. Visit the website of Derive for Windows for a detailed description of the DFW format.

Application:Derive for Windows
Category:Data files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

Derive for Windows Data related extensions

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  • re1 Hy-Tek Meet Manager Registration Data
  • pat Kega Fusion Game Patch

#2 SmartWare Cross-Tab Definition File

The DFW file is categorized under Data. It is associated with SmartWare, serving as a SmartWare Cross-Tab Definition File. SmartWare is a programming platform. SmartWare also includes a word processor, spreadsheet, and communication modules. Visit the website of SmartWare for a detailed description of the DFW format.

Application:SmartWare
Category:Data files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

SmartWare Cross-Tab Definition File related extensions

  • aif SmartWare Executable Program
  • bdc SmartWare Word Processor Backup Data
  • bdf SmartWare Backup Definition Data
  • bfq SmartWare Backup Query Definition

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The DFW filename extension may be misspelled. We compiled a list of similar file extensions to help you find errors.

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Windows can't open your DFW file?

When you try to open a file by double-clicking it, Windows looks at the file's name to figure out what to do. If Windows doesn't know the file type, it'll ask you to choose an app to open this DFW file.

To set the DFW file association in Windows 11, you can follow these steps

  1. Open the Settings app by clicking on the Start menu and selecting the gear icon.
  2. In the Settings app, click on System and then select Apps from the left-hand side menu.
  3. Scroll down and click on the Default apps option.
  4. In the Default apps section, you will find various categories. They include Email, Web browser, and Music player.
  5. Locate the category that matches the file type you want to associate. For example, choose Photos for image files, or Video player for video files.
  6. Click on the current default app listed under the category. A list of available apps will appear.
  7. Choose the app you want to set as the default for that file type. If the app you want is not listed, click on More apps to see more options. Or, click on Look for an app in the Microsoft Store to search for apps.
  8. After selecting the app, it will become the default choice for opening files of that type.

It's worth mentioning that you don't always need to set DFW file association. Many apps can open files. They don't need a specific file association to be set.

Handle DFW files with care

Exercise caution when handling DFW files from unknown sources. Files from certain sources can threaten your computer's security. They might contain malware, viruses, or harmful software. To minimize risks, avoid downloading or opening unfamiliar DFW files. Use trusted antivirus software to scan files from unknown sources before opening.

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