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WFW file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.wfw - Windows Firewall Exported Rules

The WFW configuration files are related to Microsoft Windows. WFW file is a Windows Firewall Exported Rules. Windows Firewall is a software component of Microsoft Windows that provides firewalling and packet filtering functions.

Microsoft Windows
Configuration files
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Windows Firewall Exported Rules related extensions:
MemMaker Configuration Backup File
Microsoft ClickOnce Application Reference
Remote Access Phonebook Data
Microsoft Windows Internet Settings File
Novell GroupWise Initialization File
Novell Print Server Data

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

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

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

afw, dfw, efw, fw, sfw, wdw, wew, wf, wfa, wfd, wfs, wtw, wvw, wwf

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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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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