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PWDS File Extension

DbEdit Data Format

What is PWDS file?

PWDS filename suffix is mostly used for DbEdit Data Format files. PWDS files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. Files with PWDS extension are categorized as Misc Files files. The Misc Files subset comprises 5907 various file formats. The most popular software that supports PWDS files is DBEdit. On the official website of developer not only will you find detailed information about theDBEdit software, but also about PWDS and other supported file formats.

Programs which support PWDS file extension

The following listing features PWDS-compatible programs. PWDS files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support PWDS file

Windows Windows

Updated: 01/16/2021

How to open file with PWDS extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening PWDS files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with PWDS files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Download and install DBEdit

Install software to open PWDS file The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening PWDS files is that no program that can handle PWDS files is installed on user’s system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download DBEdit and install it on your device. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support PWDS files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading DBEdit installed is by going to developer’s website ( and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update DBEdit to the latest version

Update software that support file extension PWDSIf you already have DBEdit installed on your systems and PWDS files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why PWDS files are not compatible with DBEdit. The latest version of DBEdit should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open PWDS files to DBEdit

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

Associate software with PWDS file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the PWDS file
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the DBEdit installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open PWDS files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with PWDS file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected PWDS file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with PWDS extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Check the PWDS for errors

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

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

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

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the PWDS 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. It could happen the the download process of file with PWDS 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.

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. Check whether your system can handle DBEdit

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

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

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with DbEdit Data Format file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle PWDS files.

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