.W01 File Extension

There are 2 file types use the .W01 file extension:

  1. Samsung Recovery File
  2. Yamaha SY Series Wave File

1. Samsung Recovery File

Samsung Recovery File
  • Developer Samsung
  • Popularity
    4.0 (3 votes)
  • Category Backup Files
  • Format N/A

A W01 file is a backup data file created by Samsung Recovery software, a program that comes with Samsung computers to backup and recover data. It contains a partial backup of a computer system that can be restored if all other necessary backup files are present.

W01 files are located in the \SamsungRecovery\ directory. The files are saved in a proprietary format and can only be opened and restored with the Samsung Recovery software used to create them.

NOTE: Samsung Recovery was originally called Recovery Solution but changed to Recovery with the release of version 6, which followed version 5.6.

user1.w01 - The name of the backup file that contains a state backup. The next file will be named user1.w02, then user1.w03, and so on.

init.w01 - The name of the backup that contains the factory image (formerly called initial image), which is an image used to restore the computer's original factory firmware and settings.

Software's name License Platforms
Samsung Recovery Samsung Recovery Included Windows

Updated: August 1, 2016

2. Yamaha SY Series Wave File

Yamaha SY Series Wave File
  • Developer N/A
  • Popularity
    3.4 (11 votes)
  • Category Audio Files
  • Format N/A

Audio wave file saved by a Yamaha SY series synthesizer such as the SY99 or SY85; may also be used by the TX16W sampler, which typically saves files with a .TXW extension.

Software's name License Platforms
FMJ-Software Awave Studio FMJ-Software Awave Studio Shareware Windows

Updated: July 31, 2006

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