How to open SRW file extension?

The author of advice: Mr Brankiewicz

SRW files are incessantly popular. However, a file name containing SRW file extension is problematic for some of the users. They have problems with correct opening of a file with SRW extension. However, it should be remembered that SRW file extension can match one or more types of files. The most popular is Samsung Raw Picture Image Format but if there are others, you will find information concerning them below.

So, it is worth looking close at the problem concerning SRW files and search for its solution.

A list of programs supporting files types with SRW extension can be found below. Applications are sorted according to appropriate operational systems and their popularity.

  • Samsung Raw Picture Image Format

    .srw file extension

    Category: RAW Image Files

    OS Software
    Windows Samsung RAW Converter Samsung RAW Converter
    Microsoft Windows Photos Microsoft Windows Photos
    Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 Adobe Photoshop Elements 11
    ACD Systems ACDSee 15 ACD Systems ACDSee 15
    Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 with Camera Raw plug-in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 with Camera Raw plug-in
    CyberLink PhotoDirector 5 Ultra CyberLink PhotoDirector 5 Ultra
    MAC OS Samsung RAW Converter Samsung RAW Converter
    Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 Adobe Photoshop Elements 11
    Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 with Camera Raw plug-in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 with Camera Raw plug-in

How to check if a file we want to open is not infected by malware or viruses?

  • Download Malware/viruses removal tool from SRW files in the Windows system.
  • Click “Start scanning” and wait until the programme performs the scanning process on your computer.

What are the reasons of errors concerning SRW extension of files?

The problem that often causes damage concerning SRW extension are Windows system registry errors. That is why, in the first place it is recommended to:

  • Scan computer in order to identify, repair and open the SRW file
  • Check system registry from the angle of hidden errors
  • Repair file’s associations with programs in the system registry

If you are not sure if the above problems concern you, you should consider other frequent irregularities:

  • You do not have an appropriate application installed that supports SRW file extension
  • SRW file is corrupted
  • The application’s version necessary to open the file is not correct
  • The file is not assigned to an appropriate program

Solving problems with SRW files


If SRW file does not open, firstly, it is worth using files associations built in the Windows system with application that can support them. In order to do it, you should double-click a SRW file icon. A list of programs that probably support such a file will appear. It is enough to choose one of them so that Windows would open a given extension with it. Incorrect file’s association will result in Windows trying to open SRW file with a wrong program all the time even if there is an appropriate application supporting this format on a drive. In this case, it is necessary to perform the above mentioned registry scanning and associations’ repair.

If associations are correct and Windows still cannot open the file, most probably the computer does not have appropriate software supporting files with name containing SRW in their extension. The solution to this problem is very simple. You should buy or download a free (if they exist) application that will allow you to open, browse and edit SRW format (You can also try to find more informations on FileInfo). It is no risk because many paid programs have free test versions enabling to check their functionality.

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