File Extension Library


.WFW File Extension

  • Developer by: Microsoft
  • Category: Settings Files

What is an .WFW file?

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

.WFW is Windows Firewall Policy File

A WFW file is a settings file created by Windows Firewall with Advanced Security, a utility that comes with the Windowsoperating system. It contains settings for a Windows firewall, which includes inbound and outbound connection security rules and general and logging settings.

The Windows firewall helps protect your computer by monitoring which network traffic is allowed to pass between your computer and the network. The Windows Firewall with Advanced Security tool allows you to view the inbound and outbound connection security rules. You can access this tool from the Windows Firewall app in the control panel or searching for "Windows Firewall" in the Windows search bar. The app is used used in Windows 7, 8.1, and 10.

The WFW file is used to backup or transfer your settings from or to the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security tool.

To export a WFW file, select Action → Export Policy.

To import a WFW file, select Action → Import Policy and navigate to the location of the WFW file.

How to Open .WFW file on different platforms

Open .WFW File on Windows

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

Open .WFW File on Mac

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

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

Open .WFW File on iPhone

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

How to fix problems with .WFW files

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