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HLF File Extension

FAR Manager Help
  • Developer
    Eugene Rosha
  • Category
    Document Files
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What is HLF file?

HLF is a file extension commonly associated with FAR Manager Help files. FAR Manager Help specification was created by Eugene Rosha. HLF file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. Files with HLF extension are categorized as Document Files files. The Document Files subset comprises 574 various file formats. The software recommended for managing HLF files is Far Manager. On the official website of Eugene Roshal developer not only will you find detailed information about theFar Manager software, but also about HLF and other supported file formats.

Programs which support HLF file extension

The following listing features HLF-compatible programs. Files with HLF 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 HLF file

How to open file with HLF extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening HLF files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with HLF files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with HLF files.

Step 1. Install Far Manager software

Install software to open HLF file Problems with opening and working with HLF files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with HLF files being present on your machine. The solution is straightforward, just download and install Far Manager. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support HLF files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download Far Manager installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Eugene Roshal website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Far Manager

Update software that support file extension HLFYou still cannot access HLF files although Far Manager is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. This can be one of the causes why HLF files are not compatible with Far Manager. The latest version of Far Manager should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign Far Manager to HLF files

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate HLF files with latest version of Far Manager you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with HLF file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the HLF with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Far Manager is installed, check the Always use this app to open HLF files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with HLF file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the HLF file and select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with HLF extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Ensure that the HLF file is complete and free of errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the HLF file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

Check HLF file for viruses
1. The HLF may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

Should it happed that the HLF is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the HLF file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. HLF file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

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

If you obtained the problematic HLF file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. If the HLF file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

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. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the FAR Manager Help file again.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Far Manager

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with HLF 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 FAR Manager Help file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with HLF files affecting older versions of given software.

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