File Extension XLW3

  • Full name
    Microsoft Excel 3 For Mac Workbook
  • Developer
    Microsoft Corporation
Have you encountered a problem with a XLW3 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 XLW3 file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your XLW3 file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

What is XLW3 file?

The file extension XLW3 was used by version 3 of the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet for the Apple Macintosh for workbooks. Several versions of Excel for the Apple MacIntosh used templates ending in xlw followed by the version number of Excel.

More info

The default version of this type of file is xls or since the 2007 version of the Microsoft Office xlsx.

Programs which can open a XLW3 file

How to open file with XLW3 extension?

In order to open a file with XLW3 extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening XLW3 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 XLW3 files, follow the instructions below.
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Install Microsoft Excel or other program from the list

Most often resolving problems with opening XLW3 files is very simple. Just install an appropriate program that supports such files. All of the listed programs support XLW3 files, but may vary in offered function and purpose. Some programs may be capable only of viewing contents of XLW3 files or offer file conversion options, but may not be capable of editing such files.


Set Microsoft Excel as the default program for opening XLW3 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 XLW3 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 Microsoft Excel applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where Microsoft Excel has been installed.

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Check the section that lists most common problems with XLW3 files

Sometimes problems with opening XLW3 files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as:

  • File data is corrupted
  • XLW3 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 XLW3 files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • XLW3 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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