File Extension DWS

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Have you encountered a problem with a DWS file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a DWS file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your DWS file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.


The file extension DWS is used for site cache files of the web page editor Adobe Dreamweaver. Dreamweaver creates a folder and a DWS file with the site name under 'C: UsersNutzernameAppDataRoamingAdobeDreamweaver XConfigurationSiteCache' for each new site. The DWS file stores data about all links to files such as images and videos. The cache file is used during the development of a web page for faster access to the files.

If a DWS file is damaged, the program may support the access to the site. Remedy here is the deletion of the DWS file, because Dreamweaver this simply rebuilds.

Programs which can open a DWS file

How to open a DWS file? Advice and guidance

Absolutely most often appearing reason that prevents you from opening the DWS file is the lack of a proper application to support it in your operating system. It is notably the first thing you need to address. When one of the programs to support a DWS file from the list is already installed, you can try to rerun the file. The system should display a message asking you to choose a primary application to support DWS files. At this point we are looking for disk space where the application was installed in and we can link it with a DWS file. Since then, our operating system will use the selected program to support all DWS files.

Other issues

Despite the described problem with DWS there may be many more problems. If the existing operations were not effective, get involved with the following matters:

- verify that the DWS file is not damaged and that it has been downloaded or copied in whole
- verify that the file has a file extension that has not been intentionally changed (for example, if it do not contain other information than its extension suggests)
- make sure again whether the DWS file type is linked in the operating system with a proper program
- make sure that the file is not infected with a virus and you have up to date software and drivers.

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