Open HWL files

  • Full name
    Corel WordPerfect Shared Writing Tools 9.0
  • Developer
    Corel Corporation
Have you encountered a problem with a HWL file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a HWL file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your HWL file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

What is HWL file?

Various Corel applications use the extension HWL for dictionary files. These files are used automatically by the application. Originally, the format came from the word processor Corel WordPerfect. But CorelDRAW also uses this format with its writing tools.

Programs which can open a HWL file

How to open file with HWL extension?

In order to open a file with HWL extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening HWL file occurred, it is highly possible that none of the listed programs is present on user’s system. Even if one or more said programs are installed, there may be issues related with given programs. In order to solve a problem with HWL files, follow the instructions below.
Install Corel WordPerfect or other program from the list

Most often resolving problems with opening HWL files is very simple. Just install an appropriate program that supports such files. All of the listed programs support HWL files, but may vary in offered function and purpose. Some programs may be capable only of viewing contents of HWL files or offer file conversion options, but may not be capable of editing such files.

Set Corel WordPerfect as the default program for opening HWL files

It is possible that although a compatible program has been installed on user’s system, it is not used by the system to open it. This may happen because no default application was associated with this type of files. To associate HWL files with given application, select "Open with" from drop-down menu (accessed by right-clicking on the file). Then select from the list the program or application you want to be used to open this type of file. If the Corel WordPerfect applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where Corel WordPerfect has been installed.


Check the section that lists most common problems with HWL files

Sometimes problems with opening HWL files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as:

  • File data is corrupted
  • HWL files has been not been completely download from the internet (only a part of the data has been downloaded)
  • Currently used user account hasn’t been granted necessary privileges to open HWL files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • HWL file was being copied from a corrupted storage device and is incomplete or data is corrupted. (Copying files from unknown or untrusted sources should be conducted with great care as such files may contain malicious software, which can damage your system)

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