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DWS file format description

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

2 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.dws - Visual Studio Deployment Wizard Script

DWS file is a Visual Studio Deployment Wizard Script.

.dws file format description:
DWS format
Package and Deployment Wizard (Visual Studio)
Development files
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Visual Studio Deployment Wizard Script related links:
Visual Studio Deployment Wizard Script related extensions:
Diamond Directive File
Visual Studio Package and Deployment Wizard Dependency File

.dws - AutoCAD Drawing Standards

DWS file is an AutoCAD Drawing Standards. AutoCAD is a computer-aided design (CAD) program used for 2-D and 3-D design and drafting. Drawing standards (DWS) files are used by the CAD Standards and Batch Standards Checkers in addition to storing layer mappings used by the Layer Translator.

.dws file format description:
DWS format
Autodesk AutoCAD
Data files
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AutoCAD Drawing Standards related links:
AutoCAD Drawing Standards related extensions:
Autodesk AutoCAD Temporary File
Autodesk AutoCAD Action Macro
AutoCAD Device-Independent Binary Plotter File
Autodesk AutoCAD User Profile
Autodesk AutoCAD Runtime Extension
Autodesk AutoCAD Tool Catalog

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

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

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

ws, cws, vws, rws, dwz, dwe, dw, dss, des, wws, das, wds, sws, fws, dwx

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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