File Extension Library

.OGW File Extension

  • Developer by: OriginLab
  • Category: Spreadsheet Files

What are .OGW files and how to open them?

Can't open .OGW 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 .OGW file.

What is a .OGW file extension?

.OGW file extension is created by OriginLab. .OGW has been classified as Spreadsheet Files.

.OGW is Origin Workbook File

An OGW file is a workbook file created by Origin, a data analysis and graphing application used by various scientists and engineers. It contains one or more worksheets, which consist of data organized into columns and rows, and added notations. OGW files also store information about the workbook theme, column designation, and spreadsheet cell notation.

You can open OGW files with Origin and Origin Viewer. Origin is only available for Windows and is the primary program used to create, open, and edit OGW files. Origin Viewer is also commonly used since it is a free alternative to Origin and can be used in Windows and macOS.

To open an OGW file in Origin, select File → Open..., select the "Origin Window .ogw" file type, navigate to the OGW file location, and click Open.

You can save Origin Workbooks as templates without data in order to preserve a layout to be used with other workbooks. To do this, select File → Save Template As... and Origin will create an OTW file to store the template. You can also save the workbook as a template with analysis, by selecting File → Save Workbook As Analysis Template..., which will be stored in an OGW file.

NOTE: The release of Origin 2018 included an updated unicode format for saving workbooks (.OGWU), which features performance advantages over the older, non-unicode OGW file format.

List of all softwares that can open the Origin Workbook File
OriginLab Origin
OriginLab Origin Viewer
OriginLab Origin Viewer

How to fix problems with .OGW files

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