UVW File Extension

UVW file icon
3D Studio MAX UVW Coordinates
  • Developer
    Autodesk, Inc.
  • Category
  • Popularity
    5 (1 votes)

What is UVW file?

UVW filename suffix is mostly used for 3D Studio MAX UVW Coordinates files. 3D Studio MAX UVW Coordinates format was developed by Autodesk, Inc.. UVW files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. UVW file format, along with 1113 other file formats, belongs to the Settings Files category. The most popular software that supports UVW files is 3ds Max.

Programs which support UVW file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support UVW files. UVW files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support UVW file

Windows Windows

How to open file with UVW extension?

Problems with accessing UVW may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with UVW 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. Install 3ds Max software

Problems with opening and working with UVW files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with UVW files being present on your machine. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download 3ds Max and install it on your device. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download 3ds Max installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Check the version of 3ds Max and update if needed

If you already have 3ds Max installed on your systems and UVW 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. The reason that 3ds Max cannot handle files with UVW may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of 3ds Max is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign 3ds Max to UVW files

If you have the latest version of 3ds Max installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage UVW on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the UVW file
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where 3ds Max is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open UVW files and clicking OK.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected UVW 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 UVW extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the UVW for errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the UVW file is valid. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

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

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the UVW 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 UVW file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

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

If the UVW file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. It could happen the the download process of file with UVW extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

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. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run 3ds Max

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

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

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with 3D Studio MAX UVW Coordinates files. It may be the case that the UVW files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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