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 416 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 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.
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.
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.
If 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.
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
Change the default application in Windows
Change the default application in Mac OS
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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