GWI File Extension

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GroupWise Database Shortcut Format

What is GWI file?

GWI filename suffix is mostly used for GroupWise Database Shortcut Format files. Novell defined the GroupWise Database Shortcut Format format standard. Files with GWI extension may be used by programs distributed for Linux, Mac OS, Windows platform. GWI file format, along with 348 other file formats, belongs to the Database Files category. Users are advised to use GroupWise software for managing GWI files, although 2 other programs can also handle this type of file.

Programs which support GWI file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with GWI files, divided into 3 categories based on operating system on which they are available. GWI files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support GWI file

How to open file with GWI extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening GWI files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to GroupWise Database Shortcut Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with GWI files.

Step 1. Download and install GroupWise

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports GWI files installed on the system. To address this issue, go to the GroupWise developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. The safest method of downloading GroupWise installed is by going to developer’s website () and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update GroupWise to the latest version

If the problems with opening GWI files still occur even after installing GroupWise, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of GroupWise is available. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. This can be one of the causes why GWI files are not compatible with GroupWise. The latest version of GroupWise should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open GWI files to GroupWise

After installing GroupWise (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open GWI files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Change the default application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the GWI file
  • 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 GroupWise installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open GWI files box and clicking OK button.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected GWI file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select GroupWise and click Change for all...
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with GWI extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the GWI is not faulty

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

1. Verify that the GWI in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the GWI is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the GWI file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

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

If you obtained the problematic GWI 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. If the GWI 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 in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Check whether your system can handle GroupWise

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support GWI files. Close all running programs and try opening the GWI file.

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

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

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