>> GFW file

GFW file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.gfw - ArcGIS GIF World Data

The GFW gis files are related to ArcGIS. GFW file is an ArcGIS GIF World Data. GFW files are the ASCII files containing information for geocoding image data. Some image formats, such as ERDAS IMAGINE, BSQ, BIL, BIP, GeoTIFF, and grids, store the georeferencing information in the header of the image file. ArcGIS uses this information if it is present. However, other image formats store this information in a separate ASCII world file, since it contains the real-world transformation information used by the image.

Application:
ArcGIS
Category:
GIS files
Mime-type:
application/octet-stream
Magic:
- / -
Aliases:
gifw
ArcGIS GIF World Data related extensions:
.a2e
ArcGIS Option Data
.aih
ArcGIS Optional Index
.atx
ArcGIS Attribute Index
.aux
ArcGIS Auxilliary File
.blw
ArcGIS BIL World File
.bmpw
ArcGIS BMP World Data

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

Can't open a .gfw 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:

example.gfw

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 .gfw file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

gwf, fw, bfw, gvw, grw, gfe, gfa, gew, vfw, gcw, rfw, hfw, ffw, gw, gtw

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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Operating systems

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