File Extension W32

.W32 File

File extension: W32
File type: Makefile


Notes about the W32 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 W32 file type is primarily associated with 'Compiler'. This extension is used when interacting with various Windows compilers and build systems. It is ofter seen as Makefile.w32 which is often a makefile for building C# programs with Microsoft's .NET tools. Also when talking to the Windows build system you see config.w32 which is written in Javascript and used on Windows servers. It is also used by Gigabyte's EasyTune as markfun.w32 and often causes problems due to Windows permissions. This should not be confused with the W32S extension which is actually a group of DLL files and other files that allow some programs originally designed for 32 bit operating systems (like Windows 95, or NT) to run under MS Windows 3.1x. Because the Win32 program is described as an extension some people get confused by this.

Detailed information for file extension W32:


Primary association: Compiler



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.

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