.PSW File Extension

MS WinXP Password Backup File

Question: What is an PSW File?

Have you found, downloaded or received an PSW file, but don't know which software program is required to open it?

Before attempting to open an PSW file, you'll need to determine what kind of file you are dealing with and whether it is even possible to open or view the file format.

Answer: Files which are given the .PSW extension are known as MS WinXP Password Backup files, however other file types may also use this extension. If you are aware of any additional file formats that use the PSW extension, please let us know.

How to open a PSW file:

The best way to open an PSW file is to simply double-click it and let the default assoisated application open the file. If you are unable to open the file this way, it may be because you do not have the correct application associated with the extension to view or edit the PSW file.

This file format was added to our database by a visitor to this site, but no additional information was provided. We have yet to investigate this file type further, or there was not enough information available at the time to report accurately on the format.

Please check back soon for more information as we are constantly updating our file descriptions based on search frequency.

Tip: Try to open the PSW file using a text-editor such as Notepad, as many file types contain simply contain unformatted plain-text and can viewed correctly using this method.

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    Comments (2)
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    2009-10-15 06:16:06
    I created a userkey.psw file which is a windows password backup. I then looked in "my computer" at the file and tried to open it. Windows does not recognise it even though it just created it. What sort of dumb programmers does Bill Gates employ?
    2009-11-07 20:09:59
    I have the same file on my computer that Alan mentioned, a userkey.pswd file that I cannot open. I did not knowingly create this file but is is on one of my USB (2gb) drives. I don't want to just reformat the drive without knowing just what is in that file. It's on a drive that causes no harm to the rest of my computer. I can remove the drive and go on about my business. I'm just curious where it came from, what created it and how do I read it if possible?