UTW File Extension

UTW file icon
Unity Whirld Format
  • Developer
    Aubrey Falconer
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    3.6 (3 votes)

What is UTW file?

UTW is a file extension commonly associated with Unity Whirld Format files. Unity Whirld Format format was developed by Aubrey Falconer. Files with UTW extension may be used by programs distributed for Mac OS, Windows platform. UTW file format, along with 1272 other file formats, belongs to the Game Files category. Users are advised to use Unity software for managing UTW files, although 1 other programs can also handle this type of file. Software named Unity was created by Unity Technologies. In order to find more detailed information on the software and UTW files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support UTW file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with UTW files, divided into 2 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with UTW extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support UTW file

Windows Windows

How to open file with UTW extension?

Being unable to open files with UTW extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with UTW files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Install Unity software

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening UTW files is that no program that can handle UTW files is installed on user’s system. To address this issue, go to the Unity developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. If you want to download Unity installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Unity Technologies website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Unity

If you already have Unity installed on your systems and UTW 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 Unity installed, it may not support UTW format. The latest version of Unity should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Unity Whirld Format files with Unity

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

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Right-click the UTW file and choose Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the Unity installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open UTW files box and clicking OK button.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the UTW file and select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select Unity and click Change for all...
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with UTW extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Ensure that the UTW file is complete and free of errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the UTW file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. Verify that the UTW in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the UTW file hinders attempts to open it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the UTW file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the UTW 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. When downloading the file with UTW extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Unity Whirld Format file.

4. Check whether your system can handle Unity

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

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

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Unity Whirld Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with UTW files affecting older versions of given software.

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