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GWY file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.gwy - Gwyddion Surface Data

The GWY data files are related to Gwyddion. The GWY file is a Gwyddion Surface Data. Gwyddion is a modular program for SPM (scanning probe microscopy) data visualization and analysis. Primarily it is intended for analysis of height fields obtained by scanning probe microscopy techniques (AFM, MFM, STM, SNOM/NSOM), however it can be generally used for any other height field and image analysis, for instance for analysis of profilometry data.

Data files
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Gwyddion Surface Data related extensions:
Gwyddion Simple Field File

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

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

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

gay, gdy, gsy, gw, gwg, gwt

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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Green Shoes Package

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8, Windows 10, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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