File Extension Library

.VCW File Extension

  • Developer by: Microsoft
  • Category: Settings Files

What is an .VCW file?

.VCW file extension is created by Microsoft. .VCW has been classified as Settings Files.

.VCW is eMbedded Visual C++ Workspace File

Saved workspace file created by eMbedded Visual C++ (eVC), a software development tool used to create Windows CE (Compact Edition) programs for .NET powered devices; contains layout settings for eVC's IDE; used for storing a customized project workspace during development.

VCW files can be migrated to recent versions of Visual Studio.

NOTE: VCW files are created by eVC versions 3 and 4.

List of all softwares that can open the eMbedded Visual C++ Workspace File
Microsoft eMbedded Visual C++
Microsoft Visual Studio 2017

How to Open .VCW file on different platforms

Open .VCW File on Windows

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

Open .VCW File on Mac

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

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

Open .VCW File on iPhone

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

How to fix problems with .VCW files

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