File Extension Library


.PWDEF File Extension

  • Developer by: Esri
  • Category: GIS, GPS navigation and map Files

What is an .PWDEF file?

.PWDEF file extension is created by Esri. .PWDEF has been classified as GIS, GPS navigation and map Files.

.PWDEF is ArcGIS project file

The pwdef file extension is associated with the ArcGIS a geographic information system (GIS) available for Microsoft Windows that allows users working with maps and geographic information.

The pwdef file stores project created in the ArcGIS.


How to open:

Use ArcGIS to open *.pwdef files.

How to convert:

Special GIS converter exist and may help users to transfer or transform their maps and other navigation data between programs or devices. For general information try to look at:Basic info how to convert GIS, GPS or map files

How to Open .PWDEF file on different platforms

Open .PWDEF File on Windows

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

Open .PWDEF File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .PWDEF 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 .PWDEF File on Linux

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

Open .PWDEF File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .PWDEF 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 .PWDEF 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 .PWDEF files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .PWDEF files

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