MSW file format description

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

2 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.msw - Modbus Slave Workspace

The MSW data files are related to Modbus Slave. The MSW file is a Modbus Slave Workspace. Modbus is a serial communications protocol published by Modicon in 1979 for use with its programmable logic controllers (PLCs). Modbus Slave is a cross-platform Modbus slave simulation software.

Modbus Slave
Data files
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Modbus Slave Workspace related extensions:
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Roboform GoodSync Data
Lucene 2 Compound File
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.msw - Corel Painter Color Mixer Settings Data

The MSW data files are related to Corel Painter. The MSW file is a Corel Painter Color Mixer Settings Data. Corel Painter is a raster-based digital art application created to simulate as accurately as possible the appearance and behavior of traditional media associated with drawing, painting, and printmaking.

Corel Painter
Data files
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Corel Painter Color Mixer Settings Data related extensions:
GeoJet Professional Database
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TI-83/84 Plus Graph Database
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Naturally, other applications may also use the .msw file extension. Even harmful programs can create .msw files. Be especially cautious with .msw files coming from an unknown source!

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

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

hsw, jsw, ksw, lsw, mcw, mew, mqw, ms, msa, msd, mse, msq, mss, mw, mws

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

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Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Windows 11, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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