File Extension Library

.PWI File Extension

  • Developer by: Microsoft
  • Category: Text Files
  • Format: Binary

What are .PWI files and how to open them?

Can't open .PWI 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 .PWI file.

What is a .PWI file extension?

.PWI file extension is created by Microsoft. .PWI has been classified as Text Files. The format of .PWI file is Binary.

.PWI is Pocket Word Document

Document created by Microsoft Word for Windows Mobile edition, a word processing program also referred to as "Pocket Word;" created on Pocket PC PDAs running the Windows Mobile operating system; similar to a Word (.DOC) document, but does not support features such as headers, footers, and comments.

Microsoft Outlook's "Notes" view can be used to view PWI files when syncing with a Windows Mobile device. Make sure synchronization is turned on for notes, then sync with Windows Mobile Device Center (WMDC), and then view the notes in Outlook. Microsoft ActiveSync was formerly used to open PWI files in conjunction with Microsoft Word. The ActiveSync installation provided a plug-in for Word that allowed Word to open the documents. However, with the release of WMDC, PWI support is no longer provided.

Some PWI files can be opened on a PC with Microsoft Word. However, the ink data may not display correctly. Microsoft OneNote 2003 can read handwritten notes and text in PWI files. Some older versions of Microsoft Works can open Pocket Word documents, including Works 7.0.

NOTE: PWI files are also referred to as InkWriter/Note Taker documents.

List of all softwares that can open the Pocket Word Document
Microsoft Outlook 2016
Microsoft Word 2016
Microsoft OneNote 2016
Microsoft Word 2016

How to fix problems with .PWI files

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