DWT File Extension

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Dreamweaver Web Page Template
  • Developer
    Adobe Systems
  • Popularity
    3 (3 votes)

What is DWT file?

DWT filename suffix is mostly used for Dreamweaver Web Page Template files. Dreamweaver Web Page Template specification was created by Adobe Systems. DWT files are supported by software applications available for devices running Mac OS, Windows. DWT file format, along with 190 other file formats, belongs to the Web Files category. Users are advised to use Adobe Dreamweaver software for managing DWT files, although 3 other programs can also handle this type of file. Adobe Dreamweaver software was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated, and on its official website you may find more information about DWT files or the Adobe Dreamweaver software program.

Programs which support DWT file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with DWT files, divided into 2 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with DWT 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 DWT file

How to open file with DWT extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening DWT files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with DWT extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Download and install Adobe Dreamweaver

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports DWT files installed on the system. This one is an easy one. Select Adobe Dreamweaver or one of the recommended programs (for example, TextMate, Adobe Creative Suite) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support DWT files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download Adobe Dreamweaver installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Adobe Systems Incorporated website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Check the version of Adobe Dreamweaver and update if needed

You still cannot access DWT files although Adobe Dreamweaver is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. This can be one of the causes why DWT files are not compatible with Adobe Dreamweaver. The latest version of Adobe Dreamweaver should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open DWT files to Adobe Dreamweaver

If you have the latest version of Adobe Dreamweaver installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage DWT on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Change the default application in Windows

  • Right-click the DWT 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 Adobe Dreamweaver is installed, check the Always use this app to open DWT 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 DWT extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with DWT extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the DWT is not faulty

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the DWT file is valid. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. Check the DWT file for viruses or malware

If the DWT is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the DWT file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. DWT file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If you obtained the problematic DWT file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. It could happen the the download process of file with DWT 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.

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Adobe Dreamweaver

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

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Dreamweaver Web Page Template files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with DWT files affecting older versions of given software.

Conversion of a DWT file

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