.GWS File Recovery

Have files been deleted due to a user’s error or software error? Have you formatted a disk by accident and need to know how to recover the files? Read our .GWS file recovery guide for Windows, MacOS, Android and IOS in 2024.

GWS File Recovery

What is a .GWS file?

Configuration file that stores user settings, legends, warehouse connections, and other preferences for GeoMedia; has a default coordinate system assigned to it, which can be changed by opening the GeoWorkspace Coordinate System dialog box.

What Are Common Causes of ".GWS" Files Lost or Failure?

There are several common causes of ".GWS" file loss or failure:

  1. Accidental deletion: Users may accidentally delete ".GWS" files while organizing or cleaning up their computer's storage.
  2. Software or hardware issues: Issues with the software or hardware on a computer can lead to ".GWS" file loss. This can include software crashes, system errors, or hardware failures.
  3. File system corruption: File system corruption can occur due to various reasons, such as improper shutdowns, power outages, or disk errors. This can result in the loss or corruption of ".GWS" files.
  4. Virus or malware attacks: Malicious software can infect a computer and cause damage to files, including ".GWS" files. Viruses or malware can corrupt or delete files, making them inaccessible.
  5. Unintentional formatting: Accidentally formatting a storage device, such as a hard drive or memory card, can result in the loss of all data on that device, including ".GWS" files.
  6. Improper file transfer: If ".GWS" files are not transferred properly, such as interrupted or incomplete transfers, they may become corrupted or lost.
  7. User error: Mistakes made by users, such as improper handling of files or incorrect file manipulation, can lead to ".GWS" file loss or failure.

To minimize the risk of ".GWS" file loss, it is recommended to regularly back up important files, use reliable antivirus software, and practice safe file handling and transfer procedures.

How to recover lost ".GWS" files?

Sometimes while working with a computer, laptop or other stationary or mobile devices, you may encounter various bugs, freezes, hardware or software failures, even in spite of regular updates and junk cleaning. As a result, an important ".GWS" file may be deleted.

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By no means should you think that the only way to recover a ".GWS" file is always to create it once more.

Use programs for recovering ".GWS" files if a file was lost after accidental or deliberate deleting, formatting the memory card or the internal storage, cleaning the storage device, after a virus attack or a system failure.

Programs to recover ".GWS" files

Looking for a way to get files back? In cases when files were deleted and they cannot be restored by using standard operating system tools, use Hetman Partition Recovery.

The tool recovers data from any devices, regardless of the cause of data loss.

Follow the directions below:

  1. Download Hetman Partition Recovery, install and start the program.

  2. The program will automatically scan the computer and display all hard disks and removable drives connected to it, as well as physical and local disks.

    File Recovery Software
  3. Double-click on the disk from which you need to recover ".GWS" files, and select analysis type.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Analysis Type
  4. When the scanning is over, you will be shown the files for recovery.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Files that Can be Restored
  5. To find a file you need, use the program’s interface to open the folder it was deleted from, or go to the folder "Content-Aware Analysis" and select the required file type.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Deep Scan
  6. Select the files you have been looking for and click "Recovery".

    File Recovery Software - Files List for Recovery
  7. Choose one of the methods for saving the files and recover them.

    Saving recovered files in Hetman Partition Recovery

How to open file with ".GWS" extension?

Looking for how to open a stereo geoMedia GeoWorkspace File image file file?

Programs that open ".GWS" files

Intergraph GeoMedia Intergraph GeoMedia

Additional Information

  • File type: GeoMedia GeoWorkspace File

  • File extension: .GWS

  • Developer: Intergraph

  • Category: Settings Files

  • Format: N/A

  • File types that use the extension .GWS:

    • GeoMedia GeoWorkspace File

    • Geosoft Workspace File


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Vladimir Artiukh

Author: Vladimir Artiukh, Technical Writer

Vladimir Artiukh is a technical writer for Hetman Software, as well as the voice and face of their English-speaking YouTube channel, Hetman Software: Data Recovery for Windows. He handles tutorials, how-tos, and detailed reviews on how the company’s tools work with all kinds of data storage devices.

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Editor: Oleg Afonin, Technical Writer

Oleg Afonin is an expert in mobile forensics, data recovery and computer systems. He often attends large data security conferences, and writes several blogs for such resources as xaker.ru, Elcomsoft and Habr. In addition to his online activities, Oleg’s articles are also published in professional magazines. Also, Oleg Afonin is the co-author of a well-known book, Mobile Forensics - Advanced Investigative Strategies.


Questions and answers

  • What is a .GWS file extension and what does it represent?

    The .GWS file extension represents a file format used by the software application GeoMedia WebMap. GeoMedia WebMap is a web-based GIS (Geographic Information System) application developed by Hexagon Geospatial.

    The .GWS file is a project file that contains information about the layers, data sources, styles, and other settings used in a GeoMedia WebMap project. It is used to save and load projects within the GeoMedia WebMap application, allowing users to easily access and share their GIS projects with others.

  • How do I open a .GWS file and what software is required?

    A .GWS file is a document created with the Grapher software, which is primarily used for creating graphs and visualizations. To open a .GWS file, you will need to have Grapher installed on your computer. Grapher is a paid software developed by Golden Software.

    Here are the steps to open a .GWS file in Grapher:

    1. Make sure you have Grapher installed on your computer. If you don't, you can download it from the Golden Software website and purchase a license.
    2. Locate the .GWS file on your computer.
    3. Double-click on the .GWS file, or right-click on it and select "Open with" and then choose Grapher from the list of available programs.

    Alternatively, you can open Grapher first and then go to File > Open and select the .GWS file from the file browser.

    Once the .GWS file is opened in Grapher, you will be able to view and edit the graph or visualization created in the file.

  • Are there any specific steps or instructions to follow when attempting to open a .GWS file?

    Yes, to open a .GWS file, you need to follow these steps:

    1. Ensure that you have the appropriate software installed: .GWS files are associated with the software GeoMedia, developed by Hexagon. Make sure you have GeoMedia or a compatible version of the software installed on your computer.
    2. Double-click on the .GWS file: Locate the .GWS file on your computer and double-click on it. This action will attempt to open the file using the default program associated with .GWS files, which should be GeoMedia.
    3. Open the file from within GeoMedia: If double-clicking on the file doesn't open it, you can try opening it from within GeoMedia. Launch GeoMedia, go to the File menu, and choose the Open option. Then browse to the location of the .GWS file and select it to open.
    4. File conversion: If you don't have GeoMedia or if the file doesn't open with it, you might need to convert the .GWS file to a different format. This can be done using software that supports .GWS file conversion, such as FME (Feature Manipulation Engine) or other GIS (Geographic Information System) software.

    Note: The exact steps may vary depending on the version of GeoMedia or the software you are using. It is always recommended to consult the software's documentation or support resources for more specific instructions.

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