The File Extensions Database

.OGWU File Extension

  • Developer by: OriginLab
  • Category: Spreadsheet Files

What is an .OGWU file?

.OGWU is Origin Unicode Workbook File

An OGWU file is a workbook file created by Origin 2018 and later, a data analysis and graphing application used by various scientists and engineers. It contains one or more worksheets, which include data organized into rows and columns, and added notations. OGW files also store metadata about the workbook theme, column designation, and spreadsheet cell notation.

OGWU files replaced .OGW files, which were used to save workbooks in Origin before the 2018 version. OGWU files are saved in a unicode format which features performance advantages over the older OGW file format.

You can open OGWU files with Origin and Origin Viewer. Origin is only available for Windows and is the primary program used to create, open, and edit OGWU 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 OGWU file in Origin, select File → Open..., select the "Origin Window .ogwu" file type, navigate to the OGWU 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 OTWU 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 OGWU file.

Programs that open Origin Unicode Workbook File
OriginLab Origin
OriginLab Origin Viewer
OriginLab Origin Viewer

How to solve problems with OGWU files

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