File Extension Library

.VSW File Extension

  • Developer by: Microsoft
  • Category: Settings Files

What is an .VSW file?

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

.VSW is Visio Workspace File

Settings file saved by versions 2003-2010 of Microsoft Visio, a technical drawing program; saves the locations of windows, panels, and the drawing canvas; deprecated by later versions of the software, which now includes settings as part of the .VSD or .VSDX file.

List of all softwares that can open the Visio Workspace File
Microsoft Visio 2016

How to Open .VSW file on different platforms

Open .VSW File on Windows

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

Open .VSW File on Mac

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

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

Open .VSW File on iPhone

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

How to fix problems with .VSW files

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