File Extension Library

.RESW File Extension

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

What is an .RESW file?

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

.RESW is Windows Resources File

Resource file used by Windows and Silverlight applications; contains strings that are used to localize the application for different languages and contexts; replaces .RESX files in some application development scenarios; often used with XAML applications, which abstract the user interface strings to resource files.

When RESW files are built into the application, they are compiled into a binary format and are stored in .PRI files.

List of all softwares that can open the Windows Resources File
Microsoft Visual Studio 2017

How to Open .RESW file on different platforms

Open .RESW File on Windows

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

Open .RESW File on Mac

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

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

Open .RESW File on iPhone

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

How to fix problems with .RESW files

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