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JW File Extension

Microsoft WordPad
  • Category
    Document Files
  • Popularity
    5 (1 votes)

What is JW file?

Full format name of files that use JW extension is Microsoft WordPad. Files with JW extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. JW file belongs to the Document Files category just like 574 other filename extensions listed in our database. Users are advised to use WordPad software for managing JW files, although 1 other programs can also handle this type of file. WordPad software was developed by Microsoft Corporation, and on its official website you may find more information about JW files or the WordPad software program.

Programs which support JW file extension

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

How to open file with JW extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening JW files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Microsoft WordPad 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 JW files.

Step 1. Get the WordPad

Install software to open JW file Problems with opening and working with JW files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with JW files being present on your machine. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing WordPad or different compatible program, such as Microsoft Works. 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 WordPad installed is by going to developer’s website (Microsoft Corporation) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update WordPad to the latest version

Update software that support file extension JWIf you already have WordPad installed on your systems and JW files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. The reason that WordPad cannot handle files with JW may be that the software is outdated. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using WordPad.

Step 3. Associate Microsoft WordPad files with WordPad

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate JW files with latest version of WordPad you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with JW file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the JW file
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where WordPad is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open JW files and clicking OK.
Associate software with JW file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with JW extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with JW extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Verify that the JW is not faulty

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

Check JW file for viruses
1. The JW may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the JW 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 JW file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the JW 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. When downloading the file with JW 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

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Check whether your system can handle WordPad

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

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 Microsoft WordPad files. It may be the case that the JW files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

Conversion of a JW file

File Conversions from JW extension to a different format
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