HDML File Extension

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Handheld Device Markup Language Format
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What is HDML file?

HDML filename suffix is mostly used for Handheld Device Markup Language Format files. Handheld Device Markup Language Format specification was created by Openwave. HDML file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Mac OS, Windows system platform. HDML file belongs to the Web Files category just like 303 other filename extensions listed in our database. Text editor supports HDML files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 1 other tools may also be used.

Programs which support HDML file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 2 operating systems that support HDML files. Files with HDML suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support HDML file

How to open file with HDML extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening HDML files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with HDML files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Download and install Text editor

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports HDML files installed on the system. To address this issue, go to the Text editor developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Text editor website and download the installer.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Text editor

If you already have Text editor installed on your systems and HDML files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that Text editor cannot handle files with HDML may be that the software is outdated. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Text editor.

Step 3. Associate Handheld Device Markup Language Format files with Text editor

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate HDML files with latest version of Text editor you have installed on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Clicking the HDML with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Text editor is installed, check the Always use this app to open HDML files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • Right-click the HDML file and select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with HDML extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the HDML is not faulty

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper HDML file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. The HDML may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the HDML file hinders attempts to open it. Scan the HDML file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the HDML file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Ensure the file with HDML extension is complete and error-free

If you obtained the problematic HDML file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. When downloading the file with HDML extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Handheld Device Markup Language Format file.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Text editor

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with HDML extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Handheld Device Markup Language Format file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with HDML files affecting older versions of given software.

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