The File Extensions Database

.SOW File Extension

  • Developer by: Interplay
  • Category: Game Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .SOW file?

.SOW is Descent ARJ Archive

Game file used by space Descent and Descent II first-person shooter games; saved in the .ARJ archive format and stores various game data; saved on the installation disc and used for game installation.

Descent and Descent II were used primarily by DOS-based systems. Therefore, the data in SOW files can be extracted, installed, and configured onto a DOS file system using emulation software such as DOSBox.

Programs that open Descent ARJ Archive
Interplay Descent
Interplay Descent 2
ARJ Software ARJ32
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe for Windows
Archive Manager

How to solve problems with SOW files

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