File Extension PWZ

  • Full name
    Microsoft PowerPoint Wizard
  • Developer
    Microsoft Corporation
Have you encountered a problem with a PWZ 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 PWZ file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your PWZ file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.


The ending PWZ denotes a PowerPoint Wizard. This file is a special version of a ppa add-in for the presentation software Microsoft PowerPoint. The PWZ files are structurally identical to ppa files, contain VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) and can be loaded at the start of PowerPoint.

AddIns extend PowerPoint with additional features, such as new features or the ability to run macros. The addins can be created by the user or come from other developers. Wizards guide the user through the application of a specific function or sequence of functions.

Programs which can open a PWZ file

How to open a PWZ file? Advice and guidance

Absolutely most often appearing reason that prevents you from opening the PWZ 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 PWZ 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 PWZ files. At this point we are looking for disk space where the application was installed in and we can link it with a PWZ file. Since then, our operating system will use the selected program to support all PWZ files.

Other issues

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

- verify that the PWZ 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 PWZ 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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