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MW File Extension

Maple Worksheet
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What is MW file?

Full format name of files that use MW extension is Maple Worksheet. Maplesoft defined the Maple Worksheet format standard. Files with MW extension may be used by programs distributed for Linux, Mac OS, Windows platform. Files with MW extension are categorized as Data Files files. The Data Files subset comprises 1326 various file formats. Users are advised to use Maple software for managing MW files, although 2 other programs can also handle this type of file. On the official website of Waterloo Maple Inc. developer not only will you find detailed information about theMaple software, but also about MW and other supported file formats.

Programs which support MW file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open MW files divided into 3 categories according to system platform supported. Files with MW 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 MW file

Windows Windows
Linux Linux

How to open file with MW extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening MW files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Maple Worksheet files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Install Maple software

Install software to open MW file Problems with opening and working with MW files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with MW files being present on your machine. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download Maple and install it on your device. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support MW files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download Maple installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Waterloo Maple Inc. website and download from their official repositories.

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

Update software that support file extension MWYou still cannot access MW files although Maple is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. The reason that Maple cannot handle files with MW may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of Maple should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open MW files to Maple

If you have the latest version of Maple installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage MW 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.

Associate software with MW file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the MW with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the Maple installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open MW files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with MW file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected MW file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select Maple and click Change for all...
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with MW extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the MW for errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the MW file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

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

Should it happed that the MW is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. MW file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the MW file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. If the MW file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

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 Maple

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

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Maple Worksheet files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle MW files.

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