The File Extensions Database

.PWS File Extension

  • Developer by: Corel
  • Category: Settings Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .PWS file?

.PWS is Painter Workspace File

Workspace layout file saved by Corel Painter, a program that allows artists to create digital paintings; stores the arrangement of the user interface elements; used for customizing the workspace for different painting needs.

Painter workspaces can be saved by selecting the following Corel Painter menu option: Window → Workspace → Export Workspace.... They may be loaded by selecting Window → Workspace → Import Workspace....

Programs that open Painter Workspace File
Corel Painter 2019
Corel Painter 2019
File Type 2 Print Workshop Image
Developer by: ValuSoft Category: Vector Image Files Format: Binary

Clipart image used by Print Workshop, a software application used for image design; contains graphics that can be inserted into new images; typically stored in a large clipart library that is included with the software.

How to solve problems with PWS files

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