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SWP file format description

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

5 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.swp - General Swap File

SWP file is a General Swap File. Windows Swap file is a disk file used by Windows for its virtual memory. A virtual memory system temporarily stores segments of the application on disk when there is not enough memory to hold all the programs called for.

Data files
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General Swap File related extensions:
LXFree XML Plot
YRC Weblink Backup Archive
MultiBit Locally Stored Blockchain
Avantrix Backup Plus Backup Data
General CADD Pro Menu
JDownloader Download Link Container

.swp - SolidWorks Macro

The SWP data files are related to SolidWorks. SWP file is a SolidWorks Macro. SolidWorks is a 3D mechanical CAD (computer-aided design) program that runs on Microsoft Windows and was developed by SolidWorks Corporation.

Data files
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SolidWorks Macro related extensions:
SolidWorks Assembly Template
SolidWorks Assembly Properties Template
SolidWorks Sheet Metal Bend Table
SolidWorks Enterprise PDM Exported Vault Settings
SolidWorks Enterprise PDM Copied Log
SolidWorks Drawing Template

.swp - Vim Swap Data

The SWP data files are related to VIM. SWP file is a Vim Swap Data. Vim is an advanced text editor that seeks to provide the power of the de-facto Unix editor Vi, with a more complete feature set. The first time a file is edited, the swap file name is file.txt.swp. If the editor is aborted and you start editing again, the next swap file is called file.txt.swo, and then file.txt.swn, and so on.

Data files
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swm, swn, swo
Vim Swap Data related extensions:
DSSSL Style Sheet
Extended Unix Code
Motion Description Language Extended Data
Lightweight Markup Language Text
Unix Text
Vim Script

.swp - Spider Writer Project

The SWP project files are related to Spider Writer. SWP file is a Spider Writer Project. Spider Writer is a text-based and WYSIWYG HTML editor, FTP client, image mapper and style editor suite.

Spider Writer
Project files
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Spider Writer Project related extensions:
TNTmips Windows Project
SuperCard Project
FantaMorph Project
PG4UW Project
EAGLE Project
SCADAPack Workbench Project

.swp - MegaHAL Keyword Swap Data

The SWP data files are related to MegaHAL. SWP file is a MegaHAL Keyword Swap Data. MegaHAL is a computer conversation simulator created by Jason Hutchens.

Data files
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MegaHAL Keyword Swap Data related extensions:
MegaHAL Aux Data
MegaHAL Banned Words List
MegaHAL Brain Data
MegaHAL Greeting Data
MegaHAL Training Data

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

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

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

cwp, ewp, qwp, sap, sdp, sep, sp, spw, sqp, ssp, sw, swl, swo, wp, wsp

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

Simplexety Parameter File
Sonique Audio Search Query Result Data
IAR System Project
LTspice Netlist Data
Vim Swap Data
Axialis Screensaver Producer Project

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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