MAW File Extension

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Access Data Access Page

What is MAW file?

Full format name of files that use MAW extension is Access Data Access Page. Access Data Access Page format was developed by Microsoft. MAW file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. MAW file belongs to the Database Files category just like 348 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular program for handling MAW files is Microsoft Access, but users can choose among 1 different programs that support this file format. Microsoft Access software was developed by Microsoft Corporation, and on its official website you may find more information about MAW files or the Microsoft Access software program.

Programs which support MAW file extension

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

How to open file with MAW extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening MAW files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Access Data Access Page files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Install Microsoft Access software

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening MAW files is that no program that can handle MAW files is installed on user’s system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Microsoft Access or different compatible program, such as Microsoft Office. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download Microsoft Access installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Microsoft Corporation website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Update Microsoft Access to the latest version

You still cannot access MAW files although Microsoft Access is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. The reason that Microsoft Access cannot handle files with MAW 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 Microsoft Access.

Step 3. Associate Access Data Access Page files with Microsoft Access

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate MAW files with latest version of Microsoft Access you have installed on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the MAW file
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Microsoft Access is installed, check the Always use this app to open MAW files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with MAW extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select Microsoft Access and click Change for all...
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with MAW extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the MAW for 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 MAW file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

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

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

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

Did you receive the MAW file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. 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 MAW file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative 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 Microsoft Access

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

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

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

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