The File Extensions Database

.ASW File Extension

  • Developer by: ACD Systems
  • Category: Settings Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .ASW file?

.ASW is ACDSee Slideshow Wizard File

An ASW file is a slideshow project file created by ACDSee Photo Manager, a photo-viewing and editing application. It contains references to slideshow image and audio files as well as transitions and effects. ASW files can be exported to .SWF, .SCR, or .EXE formats.

ASW file open in ACD Systems ACDSee 20

ASW files are used to create slideshows and screensavers for Windows. You can create an ASW file using the Slideshow Wizard. To open it select Create → Slideshow File... from the application toolbar and then select the "Create a new slideshow" option. You will then choose if you want to create a standalone slideshow (EXE file), Windows screensaver (SCR file), or Adobe Flash Player slideshow (SWF file). The wizard walks you through the creation process as you select images, set the transitions, add text, loop audio, pick a background color, and more. All of these settings are stored in the ASW file.

ASW files cannot be opened by double-clicking them. You must select Create → Slideshow File... from the application toolbar and then select the "Load an existing slideshow project" option.

Programs that open ACDSee Slideshow Wizard File
ACD Systems ACDSee 2018

How to solve problems with ASW files

  • Associate the ASW file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any ASW file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.ASW files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the ASW file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .ASW is ACDSee Slideshow Wizard File. Because only the current version supports the latest ASW file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the ACD Systems manufacturer website after an available .ASW is ACDSee Slideshow Wizard File update.
  • To make sure that your ASW file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.