The File Extensions Database


.AWS File Extension

  • Developer by: Autodesk
  • Category: Settings Files
  • Format: XML

What is an .AWS file?

.AWS is AutoCAD Work Space File

XML settings file used by AutoCAD, a 3D design and documentation application; stores the visibility and location of user interface elements, such as tool palettes; used for customizing and personalizing the AutoCAD workspace.

AutoCAD workspace files are typically stored in a user file named profile.aws.

Programs that open AutoCAD Work Space File
Windows
Autodesk AutoCAD 2018
File Type 2 Ability Spreadsheet File
Developer by: Ability Plus Software Category: Spreadsheet Files Format: Binary

Spreadsheet file created by Ability Spreadsheet, a program included with Ability Office; compatible with Microsoft Excel (.XLS and .XLSX) files and saves data organized as a grid of rows and columns; supports multiple tabbed sheets in the same workbook.

AWS files can be saved to the XLS and XLSX Microsoft Excel spreadsheet formats.

Programs that open Ability Spreadsheet File
Windows
Ability Office

How to solve problems with AWS files

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