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IWS file format description

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

2 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.iws - IntelliJ IDEA Workspace

The IWS development files are related to IntelliJ IDEA. The IWS file is an IntelliJ IDEA Workspace. IntelliJ IDEA is a commercial Java IDE by JetBrains. The .iws file contains workspace with your personal settings, for example, opened files, folding, preferences for VCS, Local History, Run/Debug configurations, etc.

IntelliJ IDEA
Development files
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IntelliJ IDEA Workspace related extensions:
IntelliJ IDEA Module
Prolog Source Code
uVision Scatter Data
Qedit OK Data
wxBasic Source Code
IBM WebSphere Development Studio Client Profile

.iws - Installwatch Scan Data

The IWS data files are related to InstallWatch. The IWS file is an Installwatch Scan Data. InstallWatch is a system monitoring tool that tracks changes to your computer’s hard disk, registry, and .ini files when you install a new software product. The InstallWatch seems to be no longer supported.

Data files
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Installwatch Scan Data related extensions:
Installwatch Database

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

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

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

ias, ids, ies, iqs, is, iss, isw, iw, iwc, iwz, jws, kws, lws, ows, uws

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

ZoneAlarm ForceField Data
Intermodulation Analysis System Data
Intuit Statement Writer Data
IBM Personal Communications WorkStation Profile
Infini-D Scene
Java Web Service

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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