File Extension Library

.IWD File Extension

  • Developer by: Activision
  • Category: Game Files
  • Format: Zip

What is an .IWD file?

.IWD file extension is created by Activision. .IWD has been classified as Game Files. The format of .IWD file is Zip.

.IWD is Call of Duty Game Data File

Contains game data used by Call of Duty 2 (CoD2) and Call of Duty 4; may store graphics, weapons, scripts, or other information; compressed using ZIP compression to save disk space.

Most IWD files are stored in the "\Program Files\Activision\Call of Duty\main\" directory. They can be unzipped using a file decompression program like WinZip and edited with a text editor.

NOTE: Do not manually open IWD files unless you know exactly what changes to make. Altering an IWD file may make it unusable by Call of Duty.

List of all softwares that can open the Call of Duty Game Data File
Activision Call of Duty 2
Activision Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Corel WinZip 23
Activision Call of Duty 2
Activision Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

How to Open .IWD file on different platforms

Open .IWD File on Windows

  • Right-click a .IWD
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .IWD file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .IWD files" Press "Ok"

Open .IWD File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .IWD file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .IWD File on Linux

Right click on the .IWD file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .IWD File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .IWD file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .IWD File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .IWD files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .IWD files

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