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AWSHORTCUT File Extension

ActiveWords Shortcut
  • Developer
    ActiveWord Systems, Inc.
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  • Popularity
    5 (1 votes)

What is AWSHORTCUT file?

Full format name of files that use AWSHORTCUT extension is ActiveWords Shortcut. ActiveWords Shortcut format was developed by ActiveWord Systems, Inc.. AWSHORTCUT files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. AWSHORTCUT file belongs to the Misc Files category just like 5932 other filename extensions listed in our database. The software recommended for managing AWSHORTCUT files is ActiveWords. ActiveWords software was developed by ActiveWord Systems, Inc., and on its official website you may find more information about AWSHORTCUT files or the ActiveWords software program.

Programs which support AWSHORTCUT file extension

The following listing features AWSHORTCUT-compatible programs. AWSHORTCUT files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support AWSHORTCUT file

How to open file with AWSHORTCUT extension?

Problems with accessing AWSHORTCUT may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with AWSHORTCUT files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with AWSHORTCUT files.

Step 1. Download and install ActiveWords

Install software to open AWSHORTCUT file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports AWSHORTCUT files installed on the system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download ActiveWords and install it on your device. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit ActiveWords website and download the installer.

Step 2. Check the version of ActiveWords and update if needed

Update software that support file extension AWSHORTCUTYou still cannot access AWSHORTCUT files although ActiveWords is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. The reason that ActiveWords cannot handle files with AWSHORTCUT may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of ActiveWords should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign ActiveWords to AWSHORTCUT files

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate AWSHORTCUT files with latest version of ActiveWords you have installed on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Associate software with AWSHORTCUT file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the AWSHORTCUT with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the ActiveWords installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open AWSHORTCUT files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with AWSHORTCUT file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected AWSHORTCUT file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with AWSHORTCUT extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the AWSHORTCUT is not faulty

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the AWSHORTCUT file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

Check AWSHORTCUT file for viruses
1. Check the AWSHORTCUT file for viruses or malware

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the AWSHORTCUT file hinders attempts to open it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the scanner detected that the AWSHORTCUT file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Verify that the AWSHORTCUT file’s structure is intact

If the AWSHORTCUT file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. It could happen the the download process of file with AWSHORTCUT extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the ActiveWords Shortcut file again.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run ActiveWords

If the systems has insufficient resources to open AWSHORTCUT files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with ActiveWords Shortcut files. It may be the case that the AWSHORTCUT files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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