IWI File Extension

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Infinity Ward Texture Format

What is IWI file?

IWI is a file extension commonly associated with Infinity Ward Texture Format files. Infinity Ward Texture Format specification was created by Activision. IWI file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. IWI file belongs to the Raster Image Files category just like 363 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular program for handling IWI files is iwitodds, but users can choose among 1 different programs that support this file format.

Programs which support IWI file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support IWI files. Files with IWI 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 IWI file

How to open file with IWI extension?

Problems with accessing IWI may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with IWI extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Download and install iwitodds

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports IWI files installed on the system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing iwitodds or different compatible program, such as Call of Duty. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support IWI 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 iwitodds website and download the installer.

Step 2. Check the version of iwitodds and update if needed

If you already have iwitodds installed on your systems and IWI 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. This can be one of the causes why IWI files are not compatible with iwitodds. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using iwitodds.

Step 3. Associate Infinity Ward Texture Format files with iwitodds

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

Change the default application in Windows

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

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the IWI file and select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select iwitodds and click Change for all...
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with IWI extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Verify that the IWI is not faulty

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the IWI file in question. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

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

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the IWI file hinders attempts to open it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. IWI file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

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

If the IWI file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. When downloading the file with IWI extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

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. 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 iwitodds

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

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

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Infinity Ward Texture Format files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with IWI files affecting older versions of given software.

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