File Extension Library

.DSW File Extension

  • Developer by: Microsoft
  • Category: Settings Files

What are .DSW files and how to open them?

Can't open .DSW file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .DSW file.

What is a .DSW file extension?

.DSW file extension is created by Microsoft. .DSW has been classified as Settings Files.

.DSW is Visual C++ 6 Workspace File

Contains user workspace settings for Microsoft Visual C++ 6 development software; saves the current state of the interface by recording the size and position of open windows and palettes; can be loaded at a later time to resort back to the saved interface.

NOTE: Microsoft Visual C++ is now included as part of Microsoft Visual Studio.

List of all softwares that can open the Visual C++ 6 Workspace File
Microsoft Visual Studio 2017

How to fix problems with .DSW files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .DSW files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .DSW file format
  2. You need to check the .DSW file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)