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MWS File Extension

Maple Classic Worksheet
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What is MWS file?

MWS filename suffix is mostly used for Maple Classic Worksheet files. Maple Classic Worksheet format was developed by Maplesoft. Files with MWS extension may be used by programs distributed for Linux, Mac OS, Windows platform. Files with MWS extension are categorized as Data Files files. The Data Files subset comprises 1326 various file formats. Maple supports MWS files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 2 other tools may also be used. On the official website of Waterloo Maple Inc. developer not only will you find detailed information about theMaple software, but also about MWS and other supported file formats.

Programs which support MWS file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with MWS files, divided into 3 categories based on operating system on which they are available. MWS files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support MWS file

Windows Windows
Linux Linux

How to open file with MWS extension?

Being unable to open files with MWS extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with MWS extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Download and install Maple

Install software to open MWS file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports MWS files installed on the system. To address this issue, go to the Maple developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Maple website and download the installer.

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

Update software that support file extension MWSIf the problems with opening MWS files still occur even after installing Maple, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Maple is available. 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 MWS 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. Assign Maple to MWS files

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate MWS files with latest version of Maple 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.

Associate software with MWS file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the MWS with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Maple is installed, check the Always use this app to open MWS files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with MWS file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected MWS file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with MWS extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the MWS 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 MWS file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

Check MWS file for viruses
1. Check the MWS file for viruses or malware

Should it happed that the MWS is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the scanner detected that the MWS file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

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

If the MWS file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. It could happen the the download process of file with MWS extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

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

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Maple Classic Worksheet file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle Maple

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

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

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

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