UWL File Extension

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User Word List Format
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What is UWL file?

UWL is a file extension commonly associated with User Word List Format files. User Word List Format format was developed by Corel. Files with UWL extension may be used by programs distributed for Linux, Mac OS, Windows platform. UWL file format, along with 1258 other file formats, belongs to the Data Files category. The most popular program for handling UWL files is GroupWise, but users can choose among 2 different programs that support this file format.

Programs which support UWL file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with UWL files, divided into 3 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with UWL 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 UWL file

How to open file with UWL extension?

Problems with accessing UWL may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with UWL extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Get the GroupWise

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening UWL files is that no program that can handle UWL files is installed on user’s system. To address this issue, go to the GroupWise 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. If you want to download GroupWise installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Update GroupWise to the latest version

You still cannot access UWL files although GroupWise is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. If you have an older version of GroupWise installed, it may not support UWL format. The most recent version of GroupWise is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign GroupWise to UWL files

After installing GroupWise (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open UWL files. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Right-click the UWL file and choose Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the GroupWise installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open UWL files box and clicking OK button.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the UWL file and select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select GroupWise and click Change for all...
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with UWL extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the UWL for errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the UWL file is valid. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. Check the UWL file for viruses or malware

If the UWL is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the UWL file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the scanner detected that the UWL file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Verify that the UWL file’s structure is intact

Did you receive the UWL file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. If the UWL file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the User Word List Format file again.

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

If the systems has insufficient resources to open UWL files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

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 User Word List Format file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with UWL files affecting older versions of given software.

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