HOL file icon

HOL File Extension

Outlook Holidays Format
  • Developer
  • Category
  • Popularity
    3 (2 votes)

What is HOL file?

Full format name of files that use HOL extension is Outlook Holidays Format. Microsoft defined the Outlook Holidays Format format standard. HOL file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. Files with HOL extension are categorized as Data Files files. The Data Files subset comprises 1326 various file formats. Users are advised to use Microsoft Outlook software for managing HOL files, although 1 other programs can also handle this type of file. Microsoft Outlook software was developed by Microsoft Corporation, and on its official website you may find more information about HOL files or the Microsoft Outlook software program.

Programs which support HOL file extension

The following listing features HOL-compatible programs. Files with HOL extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support HOL file

How to open file with HOL extension?

Problems with accessing HOL may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with HOL 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 Microsoft Outlook

Install software to open HOL file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports HOL files installed on the system. The most obvious solution is to download and install Microsoft Outlook or one to the listed programs: Microsoft Office. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support HOL files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download Microsoft Outlook installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Microsoft Corporation website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Update Microsoft Outlook to the latest version

Update software that support file extension HOLIf the problems with opening HOL files still occur even after installing Microsoft Outlook, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Microsoft Outlook is available. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. If you have an older version of Microsoft Outlook installed, it may not support HOL format. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Microsoft Outlook.

Step 3. Assign Microsoft Outlook to HOL files

If you have the latest version of Microsoft Outlook installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage HOL on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with HOL file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Right-click the HOL file and choose Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Microsoft Outlook is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open HOL files and clicking OK.
Associate software with HOL file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with HOL extension, select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with HOL extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the HOL is not faulty

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

Check HOL file for viruses
1. The HOL 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 HOL file hinders attempts to open it. Scan the HOL file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the scanner detected that the HOL file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

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

If the HOL file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. 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 HOL extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Microsoft Outlook

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

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Outlook Holidays Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle HOL files.

Do you want to help?

If you have additional information about the HOL file, we will be grateful if you share it with our users. To do this, use the form here and send us your information on HOL file.

Top File Extensions
Show more
File Extension of the day
nvc icon


NeroVision Express Project Format

NVC files are associated with NeroVision Express, a multimedia editing software. What kind of data NVC files contain? NVC files typically contain...

Last updated