File Extension Library

.PSW File Extension

  • Developer by: Microsoft
  • Category: Misc Files

What are .PSW files and how to open them?

Can't open .PSW 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 .PSW file.

What is a .PSW file extension?

.PSW file extension is created by Microsoft. .PSW has been classified as Misc Files.

.PSW is Windows Password Reset Disk File

Password backup file created with Windows' Forgotten Password Wizard; saved on a USB drive, floppy disk, or other media and can be used to reset a password for a Windows user; often uses the filename userkey.psw.

The password reset disk can be used when the Windows login screen appears. Just press Enter or click the right arrow button next to the "Type your password" box. Then select "use your password reset disk." Then insert the password reset disk to reset the user's password.

List of all softwares that can open the Windows Password Reset Disk File
Microsoft Password Reset Wizard
File Type 2:

Password Depot 3-5 File

Developer by: AceBIT Category: Data Files Format: Binary

File created by Password Depot versions 3-5; saves personal logins, passwords, credit cards, and other sensitive information; incorporates encryption using a master password so that the information can only be viewed and modified with the password.

Password Depot 6 introduced the new .PSW6 format, but can still load older PSW files.

List of all softwares that can open the Password Depot 3-5 File
AceBIT Password Depot
File Type 3:

Pocket Word Document

Developer by: Microsoft Category: Text Files Format: Binary

Text document created by Pocket Word, a portable word processor developed for Windows Mobile Pocket PC devices; contains document text, formatting, images, and other document data; can be exported to a standard Word .DOC format.

Pocket Word was developed as a portable version of Microsoft Word.

List of all softwares that can open the Pocket Word Document
Microsoft Word 2016
SoftMaker Office
Apache OpenOffice
Planamesa NeoOffice
Apache OpenOffice
Apache OpenOffice

How to fix problems with .PSW files

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