alphabetical list of extensions

File extension .ARW

Description of the problem
If you have on your computer a .ARW file that you cannot open, you are in exactly the same situation as thousands of other people who have similar problems with this or any other unknown file.

There may be several reasons why you cannot open the file with .ARW extension. Directly on this website you can find a solution of the most common problem with the .ARW file – that you do not have on your computer the appropriate program to open the file.
From the list below, select the appropriate program, install it and double click on the icon of a file that did not want to open - the problem with the .ARW file extension should be solved. However, if this does not happen, go back to the website to learn about other possible causes of the error, which have been described at the bottom of the website.
Camera Raw Files
File name: Sony Digital Camera Image
Programs that will open this file:
ACDSee Photo Manager ACDSee Photo Manager
Adobe DNG Converter Adobe DNG Converter
Adobe Photoshop Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
Canvas Canvas
PaintShop Pro PaintShop Pro
RAW Driver RAW Driver
Sony Image Data Converter SR Sony Image Data Converter SR
XnView XnView
Zoner Photo Studio Zoner Photo Studio
Mac OS
Mac OS
Adobe Photoshop Adobe Photoshop
ColorStrokes ColorStrokes
darktable darktable
Raster Image Files
File name: ArtStudio Image
Programs that will open this file:
ArtStudio ArtStudio
Artwork Player Artwork Player
The .ARW file extension can correspond to several not related file formats. If there is more than one file format with the .ARW extension, you will probably find most of them at this website. Remember that you need to download a program to support a particular file type. So first look through the entire contents of the website to select a program to support just the file you have.

Other possible reasons why your .ARW file does not want to open

In addition to the problem described above, i.e. the lack of the appropriate application to support the .ARW file, there may be several reasons that cause problems with opening and operation of the data format:

1. Incorrect version of the installed application

A quite common problem is the lack of application in the appropriate version. Even if you have an application, with the help of which you should open the .ARW file, you may have a problem with it because of its version. Perhaps in previous versions the application has not yet supported the .ARW file, so download the update and check again.

2. Incorrect .ARW file association with the program

If you have already installed the appropriate application, and it is the correct version, the file may not open correctly, because the operating system does not have information that this program supports the file. So you need to "show" which program the computer should use. To do this:

  • Right-click the .ARW file
  • Go to the "Open with" - then "Choose default program ..."
  • Locate the appropriate application
  • Click "OK"

3. The file is corrupt

It also happens that the file you want to open is corrupt and therefore there is no such possibility. In this situation, you should find its different version, or ask a person from whom you got, to send it again.