File Extension Library

.SDW File Extension

  • Developer by: LizardTech
  • Category: GIS Files
  • Format: Text

What are .SDW files and how to open them?

Can't open .SDW 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 .SDW file.

What is a .SDW file extension?

.SDW file extension is created by LizardTech. .SDW has been classified as GIS Files. The format of .SDW file is Text.

.SDW is MrSID World File

GIS file created for MrSID .SID raster images; contains georeferencing information that maps the raster image data in the SID file to real-world coordinates; contains the units of measurement for the image pixels as well as the coordinates of the upper-left hand pixel.

SDW files are saved in a plain text format and may be viewed with a text editor.

List of all softwares that can open the MrSID World File
ESRI ArcGIS for Desktop
Blue Marble Geographics Global Mapper
File Type 2:

StarOffice Writer Text Document

Category: Text Files

Text document created with StarOffice Writer 5.0 or earlier (also known as "StarWriter"); the word processor included with Sun Microsystem's StarOffice suite; may also be opened with the Apache OpenOffice Writer program.

StarWriter documents created with StarOffice 6 or later use the .SXW extension.

NOTE: Apache OpenOffice was formerly known as

List of all softwares that can open the StarOffice Writer Text Document
Apache OpenOffice
Apache OpenOffice
Planamesa NeoOffice
Apache OpenOffice

How to fix problems with .SDW files

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