File Extension PYW

.PYW File

File extension: PYW
File type: Script


Notes about the PYW file extension:



To open this file type, a required software must be installed. Without it you only see a Windows message "The following file cannot be opened" (Windows 7) or "How do you want to open this file?" (Windows 10) if you double-click the file. There click on "More apps" and choose a suitable software to view such files on your PC or from email attachments.

The PYW file type is primarily associated with 'Python' by Python Software Foundation. PYW files are used in Windows to indicate a script needs to be run using PYTHONW.EXE instead of PYTHON.EXE in order to prevent a DOS console from popping up to display the output. This patch makes it possible to import such scripts, in case they're also usable as modules.

Detailed information for file extension PYW:


Primary association: Python
Company: Python Software Foundation



To change file associations press Windows Key + X and then Apps and Features > Default apps > Choose default apps by file type. Invalid file associations could be the result of underlying issues within your Windows PC.

Technical data

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System Info for File Extension .PYW

The following listing is compiled from the database produced by the 'Associate This!' program, selected data from the main FILExt database and information FILExt collected directly from user systems.

ProgramID: Python.NoConFile, FileType: Python File (no console), AppName: pythonw
EXEFile: pythonw.exe

ProgramID: Python.NoConFile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\CODING\Python23\pythonw.exe %1 %*

ProgramID: Python.NoConFile
EXEFile: C:\Python21\pythonw.exe %1 %*

ProgramID: Python.NoConFile
EXEFile: C:\Python23\pythonw.exe %1 %*

ProgramID: Python.NoConFile
EXEFile: D:\Python23\pythonw.exe %1 %*

ProgramID: Python.NoConFile
EXEFile: %SystemDrive%\IBMTOOLS\PYTHON22\pythonw.exe %1 %*

ProgramID: Python.NoConFile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Python23\pythonw.exe %1 %*

ProgramID: Python.NoConFile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Python\pythonw.exe %1 %*

ProgramID: Python.NoConFile
EXEFile: C:\Python24\pythonw.exe %1 %*

ProgramID: Python.NoConFile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Python24\pythonw.exe %*

ProgramID: Python.NoConFile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Python 2.4.4\pythonw.exe %*

ProgramID: Pythonw
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\apache2triad\Python\BIN\pythonw.exe

ProgramID: Python.NoConFile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\python25\pythonw.exe %*

ProgramID: Python.NoConFile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Python24\\pythonw.exe %*

ProgramID: Python.NoConFile
EXEFile: C:\Python26\pythonw.exe %*


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