File Extension LWZ

  • Full name
    LightWave 3D Plugin
  • Developer
    NewTek, Inc.
Have you encountered a problem with a LWZ 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 LWZ file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your LWZ file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

Programs which can open a LWZ file

How to open file with LWZ extension?

In order to open a file with LWZ extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening LWZ file occurred, it is highly possible that none of the listed programs is present on user’s system. Even if one or more said programs are installed, there may be issues related with given programs. In order to solve a problem with LWZ files, follow the instructions below.
Install LightWave 3D or other program from the list

Most often resolving problems with opening LWZ files is very simple. Just install an appropriate program that supports such files. All of the listed programs support LWZ files, but may vary in offered function and purpose. Some programs may be capable only of viewing contents of LWZ files or offer file conversion options, but may not be capable of editing such files.

Set LightWave 3D as the default program for opening LWZ files

It is possible that although a compatible program has been installed on user’s system, it is not used by the system to open it. This may happen because no default application was associated with this type of files. To associate LWZ files with given application, select "Open with" from drop-down menu (accessed by right-clicking on the file). Then select from the list the program or application you want to be used to open this type of file. If the LightWave 3D applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where LightWave 3D has been installed.


Check the section that lists most common problems with LWZ files

Sometimes problems with opening LWZ files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as:

  • File data is corrupted
  • LWZ files has been not been completely download from the internet (only a part of the data has been downloaded)
  • Currently used user account hasn’t been granted necessary privileges to open LWZ files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • LWZ file was being copied from a corrupted storage device and is incomplete or data is corrupted. (Copying files from unknown or untrusted sources should be conducted with great care as such files may contain malicious software, which can damage your system)

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