Open DWT files

  • Full name
    Adobe Dreamweaver Template Format
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    Adobe Systems
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Have you encountered a problem with a DWT 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 DWT file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your DWT file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

What is DWT file?

DWT files are templates of the web page editor Adobe Dreamweaver. Dwt files usually consist of HTML code and CSS statements, with elements defined as editable or repeating areas.

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DWT files can usually be opened in any web page editor, of course, the Dreamweaver specific elements and information are not evaluated. In addition, the linked media files may not be found if relative paths were used.

Programs which can open a DWT file

How to open file with DWT extension?

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

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

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


Check the section that lists most common problems with DWT files

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

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