DWI File Extension

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Dance With Intensity Song Format
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What is DWI file?

DWI is a file extension commonly associated with Dance With Intensity Song Format files. Files with DWI extension may be used by programs distributed for Linux, Mac OS, Windows platform. DWI file format, along with 1258 other file formats, belongs to the Data Files category. Users are advised to use StepMania software for managing DWI files, although 3 other programs can also handle this type of file. On the official website of StepMania developer not only will you find detailed information about theStepMania software, but also about DWI and other supported file formats.

Programs which support DWI file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 3 operating systems that support DWI files. Files with DWI suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support DWI file

How to open file with DWI extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening DWI files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with DWI extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with DWI files.

Step 1. Download and install StepMania

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening DWI files is that no program that can handle DWI files is installed on user’s system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing StepMania or different compatible program, such as Dance With Intensity. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support DWI files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit StepMania website and download the installer.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of StepMania

If you already have StepMania installed on your systems and DWI files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. If you have an older version of StepMania installed, it may not support DWI format. The latest version of StepMania should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open DWI files to StepMania

If you have the latest version of StepMania installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage DWI on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Right-click the DWI file and choose Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where StepMania is installed, check the Always use this app to open DWI files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with DWI extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select StepMania and click Change for all...
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with DWI extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Verify that the DWI is not faulty

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper DWI file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. The DWI may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

Should it happed that the DWI is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the scanner detected that the DWI file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Ensure the file with DWI extension is complete and error-free

If the DWI file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. If the DWI file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Dance With Intensity Song Format file again.

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

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with DWI extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Dance With Intensity Song Format file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle DWI files.

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