IWB File Extension

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Common Format
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    SMART Technologies ULC
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What is IWB file?

IWB is a file extension commonly associated with Common Format files. Common Format specification was created by SMART Technologies ULC. IWB file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. IWB file format, along with 4332 other file formats, belongs to the Misc Files category. SMART Notebook software is by far the most used program for working with IWB files. Software named SMART Notebook software was created by SMART Technologies ULC. In order to find more detailed information on the software and IWB files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support IWB file extension

The following listing features IWB-compatible programs. Files with IWB 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 IWB file

How to open file with IWB extension?

Problems with accessing IWB may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with IWB 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. Install SMART Notebook software software

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening IWB files is that no program that can handle IWB files is installed on user’s system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download SMART Notebook software and install it on your device. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support IWB files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading SMART Notebook software installed is by going to developer’s website (SMART Technologies ULC) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Check the version of SMART Notebook software and update if needed

If you already have SMART Notebook software installed on your systems and IWB files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of SMART Notebook software installed, it may not support IWB format. The most recent version of SMART Notebook software is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Common Format files with SMART Notebook software

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate IWB files with latest version of SMART Notebook software you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Right-click the IWB file and choose Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where SMART Notebook software is installed, check the Always use this app to open IWB files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

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

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

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the IWB file is valid. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. Check the IWB file for viruses or malware

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the IWB file hinders attempts to open it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the IWB file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the IWB file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. It could happen the the download process of file with IWB 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.

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Common Format file.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open SMART Notebook software

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

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

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Common Format file. It may be the case that the IWB files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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