.PSW File Extension
File Type 1Windows Password Reset Disk File
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.
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.
File Type 2Password Depot 3-5 File
.PSW File Association 2
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.
Password Depot 6 introduced the new .PSW6 format, but can still load older PSW files.
File Type 3Pocket Word Document
.PSW File Association 3
Text document created by Pocket Word, a portable word processor developed for Windows Mobile Pocket PC devices; contains document text, formatting, images, and other document data; can be exported to a standard Word .DOC format.
Pocket Word was developed as a portable version of Microsoft Word.