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.XLW File Extension

File Type 1Excel Workspace File

DeveloperMicrosoft
Popularity
2.3 (3 Votes)
CategoryMisc Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

What is an XLW file?

Workspace file saved by Microsoft Excel, a program used to create spreadsheets; contains the screen locations of one or more workbooks, as well as references to the workbook files; used to restore the layout when working simultaneously on multiple workbooks.

More Information

When XLW files are opened, Excel restores the workbooks back to their saved locations on the screen.

NOTE: XLW files do not include workbook data files. They only store the layout of the workbooks on the screen. You must have all workbook files available to reopen an XLW file properly.

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Programs that open XLW files
Windows
Microsoft Excel 2016
Mac
Microsoft Excel 2016
Updated 5/6/2010

File Type 2Excel Workbook

DeveloperMicrosoft
Popularity
2.0 (1 Vote)
CategoryData Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

.XLW File Association 2

Workbook created by Microsoft Excel version 4, a spreadsheet program; stores a grid of cells in rows and columns; may contain numbers, text, charts, and formatting; similar to a .XLS file.

More Information

Excel 4 workbooks only store worksheets, chart sheets, and macro sheets. They are formatted differently than Excel Workspace files, which are saved by other versions of Excel and also use the ".xlw" extension.

Programs that open XLW files
Windows
Microsoft Excel 2016
Mac
Microsoft Excel 2016
Planamesa NeoOffice
Updated 3/5/2010

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