FWIZ File Extension

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Autodesk Inventor Data Format

What is FWIZ file?

Full format name of files that use FWIZ extension is Autodesk Inventor Data Format. Files with FWIZ extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. FWIZ file belongs to the Misc Files category just like 4750 other filename extensions listed in our database. Autodesk Inventor is by far the most used program for working with FWIZ files. Autodesk Inventor software was developed by Autodesk, Inc., and on its official website you may find more information about FWIZ files or the Autodesk Inventor software program.

Programs which support FWIZ file extension

The following listing features FWIZ-compatible programs. Files with FWIZ extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support FWIZ file

Updated: 03/31/2020

How to open file with FWIZ extension?

Problems with accessing FWIZ may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with FWIZ files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Download and install Autodesk Inventor

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening FWIZ files is that no program that can handle FWIZ files is installed on user’s system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download Autodesk Inventor 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. If you want to download Autodesk Inventor installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Autodesk, Inc. website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Autodesk Inventor

If the problems with opening FWIZ files still occur even after installing Autodesk Inventor, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Autodesk Inventor is available. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. If you have an older version of Autodesk Inventor installed, it may not support FWIZ format. The latest version of Autodesk Inventor should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Autodesk Inventor Data Format files with Autodesk Inventor

After installing Autodesk Inventor (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open FWIZ files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the FWIZ with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the 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 Autodesk Inventor is installed, check the Always use this app to open FWIZ files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Change the default application in Mac OS

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

Step 4. Ensure that the FWIZ file is complete and free of errors

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 FWIZ file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

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

If the FWIZ is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the FWIZ file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the FWIZ file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

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

Did you receive the FWIZ file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. If the FWIZ file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Autodesk Inventor Data Format file.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Autodesk Inventor

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

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

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Autodesk Inventor Data Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the FWIZ files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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