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W20 File Extension

Windows 2000 Related
  • Developer
    Microsoft Corporation
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    3 (2 votes)

What is W20 file?

W20 is a file extension commonly associated with Windows 2000 Related files. Microsoft Corporation defined the Windows 2000 Related format standard. W20 files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. Files with W20 extension are categorized as Misc Files files. The Misc Files subset comprises 5928 various file formats. The most popular software that supports W20 files is Microsoft Windows. Microsoft Windows software was developed by Microsoft Corporation, and on its official website you may find more information about W20 files or the Microsoft Windows software program.

Programs which support W20 file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support W20 files. Files with W20 suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support W20 file

How to open file with W20 extension?

Being unable to open files with W20 extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with W20 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 Microsoft Windows software

Install software to open W20 file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports W20 files installed on the system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install Microsoft Windows. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download Microsoft Windows installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Microsoft Corporation website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Check the version of Microsoft Windows and update if needed

Update software that support file extension W20You still cannot access W20 files although Microsoft Windows is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. If you have an older version of Microsoft Windows installed, it may not support W20 format. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Microsoft Windows.

Step 3. Assign Microsoft Windows to W20 files

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate W20 files with latest version of Microsoft Windows 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 W20 file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Right-click the W20 file and choose Open with option
  • 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 Microsoft Windows installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open W20 files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with W20 file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected W20 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 Microsoft Windows and click Change for all...
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with W20 extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the W20 for errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the W20 file is valid. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

Check W20 file for viruses
1. The W20 may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

Should it happed that the W20 is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the W20 file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the W20 file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. It could happen the the download process of file with W20 extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Microsoft Windows

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with W20 extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Windows 2000 Related files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the W20 files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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