MRW File Problems: Why Your PC Won't Open MRW Files

Few things are as frustrating as receiving a file that your computer refuses to open up. Understanding the reason why it won't work is the first step to finding a solution. Here are some of the most common error messages and problems when opening MRW files.

Common Error Messages

Error Message: The MRW File is Corrupt

The only solution to a corrupt file, is to download a new copy, or to ask the sender to resend the file.

Error Message: Can't Find Software to Open the MRW File

This error is quite easy to solve. Simply right-click on the MRW file and select Sony Raw Image File (Sony) from the dropdown list to create a default file type association. In future, it should automatically open in Sony Raw Image File (Sony).

Common MRW-Related Problems

Problem: You Don't Have Sony Raw Image File (Sony) Installed

You can simply download Sony Raw Image File (Sony) software. MRW uses Sony Raw Image File (Sony) by default. After you install it, the software should automatically associate itself with MRW files.

Problem: You Have Sony Raw Image File (Sony) Installed But It's Still Not Working

If you have Sony Raw Image File (Sony) installed and you still can't open the file, you should get in touch with the software developers for further assistance. See our chart below for who to contact:

Software Developer
Sony Raw Image File (Sony) Minolta

Problem: You Can't Install Sony Raw Image File (Sony)

If for some reason you can't or don't want to install Sony Raw Image File (Sony), you could also search online for free software that uses MRW files. But, as a word of caution, please be careful as many free software downloads are infected with malware or bundled with unwanted software.


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