How to open file with CHW extension?

CHW file description

A .CHW file is a compiled help index file that is automatically created when multiple CHM help files are merged together. The CHW file contains the table of contents for the CHM help files and references to each of these (CHM) help files. The CHW file is generally not compressed and the size of the file can be large.  Further, as the CHM files are added to the help file list, the CHW file will be automatically updated. The CHW can be compressed using the KeyCHW program.

Basic information about CHW file

File CHW is one of the files of the Misc Files category. Its full name is Compiled Help Index File . File format CHW was created by Microsoft. If you arrived here, you are probably looking for programs that will help you support this particular file extension. In the further part of this page you will find a list of programs that support file CHW sorted by operating systems. If our database contains information about converting a CHW file, you will definitely find it here.
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Programs that support CHW file

Programs for Windows system
We hope we helped you solve the problem with the CHW file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.
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  • How to open a file with the CHW extension?
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  • What is the CHW file format extension?
  • What programs support the CHW file?

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What else may cause problems?
There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the CHW file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).
First - the CHW file may be incorrectly linked (associated) with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this link by yourself. To do this, right-click on the CHW file # that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the CHW file should be solved forever.
Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the CHW file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).
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