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MWP File Extension

Lotus Word Pro SmartMaster Format
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What is MWP file?

MWP filename suffix is mostly used for Lotus Word Pro SmartMaster Format files. IBM defined the Lotus Word Pro SmartMaster Format format standard. MWP file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. MWP file belongs to the Text Files category just like 440 other filename extensions listed in our database. Lotus Word Pro is by far the most used program for working with MWP files. Lotus Word Pro software was developed by IBM, and on its official website you may find more information about MWP files or the Lotus Word Pro software program.

Programs which support MWP file extension

Programs that can handle MWP files are as follows. Files with MWP 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 MWP file

How to open file with MWP extension?

Being unable to open files with MWP extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with MWP 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 Lotus Word Pro

Install software to open MWP file Problems with opening and working with MWP files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with MWP files being present on your machine. The solution is straightforward, just download and install Lotus Word Pro. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading Lotus Word Pro installed is by going to developer’s website (IBM) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Check the version of Lotus Word Pro and update if needed

Update software that support file extension MWPIf you already have Lotus Word Pro installed on your systems and MWP 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. If you have an older version of Lotus Word Pro installed, it may not support MWP format. The latest version of Lotus Word Pro should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open MWP files to Lotus Word Pro

If you have the latest version of Lotus Word Pro installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage MWP on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with MWP file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the MWP 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
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Lotus Word Pro is installed, check the Always use this app to open MWP files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with MWP file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected MWP file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with MWP extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the MWP is not faulty

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 MWP file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

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

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

2. Verify that the MWP file’s structure is intact

If the MWP file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. If the MWP file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Lotus Word Pro SmartMaster Format file again.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Lotus Word Pro

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support MWP files. Close all running programs and try opening the MWP file.

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 Lotus Word Pro SmartMaster Format file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with MWP files affecting older versions of given software.

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