The File Extensions Database

.AWD File Extension

  • Developer by: ASUS
  • Category: Misc Files

What is an .AWD file?

.AWD is Award BIOS Update File

Updater file used to update or "flash" the BIOS of a Windows PC; typically used for updating ASUS motherboards that use the Award BIOS.

NOTE: In some cases, the AWD file extension may need to be changed to .BIN in order to be loaded by the AWDFLASH program.

File Type 2 Microsoft Fax Document
Developer by: Microsoft Category: Raster Image Files Format: Binary

Fax image, also called an "At Work Document," created by Microsoft Fax software; stores the content of a received fax, including the text and page structure information; can be converted to a .TIF file by executing the program awdvstub.exe, which is located in the i386\win9xmig\fax\ directory on the Windows XP/2000 installer CD.

AWD files may viewed and converted to more common raster image formats using several fax software utilities.

Programs that open Microsoft Fax Document
Polybytes PolyView
File Type 3 Artweaver Document
Developer by: Boris Eyrich Category: Raster Image Files

Drawing created with Artweaver, a creative painting program designed to simulate natural brush tools; may include sketches created with several types of brushes and many different colors; supports image transparency, text, and layers.

Programs that open Artweaver Document
Boris Eyrich Artweaver
XnViewMP with the AWD plugin

How to solve problems with AWD files

  • Associate the AWD file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any AWD file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.AWD files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the AWD 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 .AWD is Award BIOS Update File. Because only the current version supports the latest AWD file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the ASUS manufacturer website after an available .AWD is Award BIOS Update File update.
  • To make sure that your AWD file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.