XDW File Extension

XDW file icon
Fuji Xerox DocuWorks Format
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    Fuji Xerox
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What is XDW file?

XDW is a proprietary graphics format used by Fuji Xerox DocuCentre copiers and scanners. XDW file can contain such elements as text, images, hyperlinks, or references to other documents.

Text converting

Scanned text stored in XDW file can be converted into character strings using DocuWorks OCR technology to enable further editing.

XDW format’s uniqueness

XDW format is native to Fuji Xerox DocuCentre devices and copiers.

Programs which support XDW file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 2 operating systems that support XDW files. XDW files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support XDW file

Updated: 06/22/2020

How to open file with XDW extension?

Problems with accessing XDW may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Fuji Xerox DocuWorks Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Install DocuWorks software

Install software to open XDW file Problems with opening and working with XDW files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with XDW files being present on your machine. This one is an easy one. Select DocuWorks or one of the recommended programs (for example, DocuWorks Viewer Light) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support XDW files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit DocuWorks website and download the installer.

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

Update software that support file extension XDWYou still cannot access XDW files although DocuWorks is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. The reason that DocuWorks cannot handle files with XDW may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of DocuWorks is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open XDW files to DocuWorks

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

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the XDW with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where DocuWorks is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open XDW files and clicking OK.
Associate software with XDW file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected XDW file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with XDW extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the XDW is not faulty

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

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

Should it happed that the XDW 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 XDW file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

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

Did you receive the XDW 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. When downloading the file with XDW 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. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Fuji Xerox DocuWorks Format file again.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run DocuWorks

If the systems has insufficient resources to open XDW 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 Fuji Xerox DocuWorks Format file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle XDW files.

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