SOW file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.sow - Descent Archive

The SOW game data files are related to Descent. The SOW file is a Descent Archive. Descent is a 3D first-person shooter video game developed by Parallax Software and released by Interplay Entertainment Corp. in 1995.

Game Data files
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Descent Archive related extensions:
Descent Palette Data
Descent Manager Data
Descent Mission Builder Block
Descent MIDI Audio Data
Descent Mission File
Descent Mission Data

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

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

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

cow, osw, ow, siw, skw, slw, so, soa, sod, soe, sos, spw, sw, swo, wow

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

Powernet Waveform File
SigmaPlot Worksheet
Unix Shared Library
.sod Configuration File
Vim Swap Data
SideKick Write Document

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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