File Type 1 Generic IconMicrosoft Fax Document
File Format Proprietary (Microsoft)
Usage Referenced by an application; not meant to be opened manually; may run a program or script when opened
Popularity ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆  Average

Image format used to store fax files received by Microsoft Fax software; also known as an "At Work Document;" can be converted to a .TIF file by running the i386\win9xmig\fax\awdvstub.exe program on the Windows XP Installer CD.

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IconMicrosoft awdvstub.exe

Updated June 27, 2007
File Type 2 Generic IconArtweaver Document
File Format Proprietary (Boris Eyrich)
Usage Open manually
Popularity ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆  Uncommon

Drawings created with Artweaver are saved with an ".awd" extension. They are digital paintings that support layers and transparency.

Info About Boris Eyrich Artweaver

Artweaver is a freeware painting program that simulates natural brush tools. It enables users to create realistic paintings with their computer. The program includes many different brush styles and has several image editing tools. It also supports image filters and pen tablet input devices. Artweaver is available in both the English and German languages.

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IconBoris Eyrich Artweaver

IconXnViewMP with the AWD plugin

Updated September 29, 2009
File Type 3 Generic IconAward BIOS Update File
File Format Proprietary (ASUS)
Usage Open manually
Popularity ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆  Rare

Updater file used to update or "flash" the BIOS of a Windows PC; typically used for updating ASUS motherboards that use the Award BIOS.

Important: In some cases, the AWD file extension may need to be changed to .BIN in order to be loaded by the AWDFLASH program.

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Updated 2007
Information from the PC File Extensions Reference