.PSW File Extension

.PSW File Extension

File Type 1

Windows Password Reset Disk File

Developer Microsoft
Popularity
3.9  |  40 Votes
Category Misc Files
Format N/A

What is a PSW file?

Password backup file created with Windows' Forgotten Password Wizard; saved on a USB drive, floppy disk, or other media and can be used to reset a password for a Windows user; often uses the filename userkey.psw.

More Information

The password reset disk can be used when the Windows login screen appears. Just press Enter or click the right arrow button next to the "Type your password" box. Then select "use your password reset disk." Then insert the password reset disk to reset the user's password.

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Programs that open PSW files

Windows
Updated December 23, 2011
File Type 2

Password Depot 3-5 File

Developer AceBIT
Popularity
3.5  |  26 Votes
Category Data Files
Format Binary

What is a PSW file?

File created by Password Depot versions 3-5; saves personal logins, passwords, credit cards, and other sensitive information; incorporates encryption using a master password so that the information can only be viewed and modified with the password.

More Information

Password Depot 6 introduced the new .PSW6 format, but can still load older PSW files.

Programs that open PSW files

Windows
Updated October 23, 2012
File Type 3

Pocket Word Document

Developer Microsoft
Popularity
3.2  |  16 Votes
Category Text Files
Format Binary

What is a PSW file?

A PSW file is a text document created by Pocket Word, a portable word processor developed for Windows Mobile Pocket PC devices. It contains document text, formatting, images, and other document data. PSW files are uncommon, so many word processing programs no longer support them.

More Information

Pocket Word was developed as a portable version of Microsoft Word. However, current versions of Microsoft Word no longer support the PSW file format. So, if you want to open your PSW file in Microsoft Word, you must first convert it to a DOC or .DOCX file.

How do I open a PSW file?

You can open and edit a PSW file in LibreOffice Writer (cross-platform) or OpenOffice Writer (cross-platform). You can also use Writer to save your PSW file as a DOC or DOCX file, allowing you to open the file in other word processing programs.

Programs that open PSW files

Updated July 9, 2021

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