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WLI File Extension

WL Intermediate Data Format

What is WLI file?

WLI filename suffix is mostly used for WL Intermediate Data Format files. WLI files are supported by software applications available for devices running Linux, Mac OS, Windows. WLI file belongs to the Developer Files category just like 1178 other filename extensions listed in our database. NotePad++ text editor supports WLI files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 7 other tools may also be used. NotePad++ text editor software was developed by Notepad++ Team, and on its official website you may find more information about WLI files or the NotePad++ text editor software program.

Programs which support WLI file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 3 operating systems that support WLI files. Files with WLI 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 WLI file

Updated: 01/22/2021

How to open file with WLI extension?

Being unable to open files with WLI extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with WLI files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Install NotePad++ text editor software

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

Step 2. Check the version of NotePad++ text editor and update if needed

Update software that support file extension WLIYou still cannot access WLI files although NotePad++ text editor is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why WLI files are not compatible with NotePad++ text editor. The most recent version of NotePad++ text editor is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open WLI files to NotePad++ text editor

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate WLI files with latest version of NotePad++ text editor you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Associate software with WLI file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the WLI 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 NotePad++ text editor is installed, check the Always use this app to open WLI files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with WLI file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected WLI file open the file menu and choose 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....
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with WLI extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Verify that the WLI 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 WLI file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

Check WLI file for viruses
1. The WLI 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 WLI file hinders attempts to open it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the WLI file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

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

If the WLI 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 WLI 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. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the WL Intermediate Data Format file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle NotePad++ 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 WLI 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 WL Intermediate Data Format file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with WLI files affecting older versions of given software.

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