The file extension FTW is associated with the Family Tree Maker application by Ancestry.com or FontTwister by Neuber software. Family Tree Maker is a program used to organize information which is collected from genealogical research. FontTwister is a software application that allows you to work with a variety of different fonts and font effects.
If the file extension FTW is related to Family Tree Maker, the file is a database file type that contains data collected during genealogy research. The Family Tree Maker program allows you to organize and preserve the information you collect on your familyâ€™s history.
If the file extension FTX is created with FontTwister, it is a data file type that contains saved font projects you generated using the FontTwister application. The files contain font styles and effects and word art creations used for a variety of different types of projects.
How to Open FTW Files
Since FTW files are created by different programs and applications, double click on the file to see if it will automatically open in a default program you have installed on your PC. FTW files can consist of different file types, so you may already have a program which will open the file.
If the FTW files are related to Family Tree Maker, you can use the Family Tree Maker application to open them. The program is available on the Family Tree Maker website and is compatible with the Windows operating system. If someone emails you an FTW file created with Family Tree Maker and you do not have the program, you can use an alternative program such as GEDCOM to open this type of file. GEDCOM is an alternative genealogy application which can be accessed by logging onto the GEDCOM website.
FTW files that are associated with FontTwister can be opened using the FontTwister application, which is available as a free trial on the Neuber Software website. FontTwister is compatible with the Windows operating system versions XP and higher.
If you do not have the FontTwister program, you can open FTW files by converting them to another format using a file conversion program. There are a variety of file conversion programs available on the CNET and Softpedia websites that will convert FTW files for you.
Another option is to try opening FontTwister FTW files using an open source image editing program such as GIMP. If you use this method, you may lose some of the formatting, but you may be able to view the contents of the file. GIMP is available as a free download on the GIMP.org website and is compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, and the Linux operating system.