File Extension GWI

File type: GroupWise Link Information File

About the GWI file type:

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The GWI file extension is used as an Information Link file by the program called GroupWise. The program is a productivity and collaboration software application that offers various link to different kinds of information on the Novell GroupWise database. The GWI files are binary files that provide links or shorcuts to items in the GroupWise database. The Novell Groupwise database is a workgroup program that provides users with scheduling functions for email and diary. When the user clicks on the GWI file, the Novell Groupwise application is executed and links or shortcuts are then offered for the GWI file. Since it is merely a link file, no other program is required to open the GroupWise database object that is linked to the GWI file extension. The absence of the original object in the GroupWise database will render the link or shortcut obsolete since there is no longer an object linked to the GWI file extension.

Detailed information for file extension GWI

Category: Data files
File format: Proprietary
Open with Windows: GroupWise
Open with Linux: GroupWise
Moreover, the GWI file extension is simply a location pointer. A pointer to the original message is what the GWI file merely has in its contents; hence, if the Novell GroupWise database is not present; the user cannot in any way open the GWI file extension. Access to the GroupWise server is required before any GWI file can be opened or converted. When the user experiences a system crash or software failure while the GWI file is open, a corruption of the Novell GroupWise File link data may possibly happen. The corruption may partly be due to the failed saving of the data file or may also be due to physical problems in the storage media, viruses, software errors and hardware malfunctions.