WLL File Extension

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Microsoft Word Add-in
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What is WLL file?

WLL filename suffix is mostly used for Microsoft Word Add-in files. Microsoft Word Add-in format was developed by Microsoft. WLL file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. WLL file format, along with 139 other file formats, belongs to the Plugin Files category. The most popular program for handling WLL files is Microsoft Word, but users can choose among 1 different programs that support this file format. On the official website of Microsoft Corporation developer not only will you find detailed information about theMicrosoft Word software, but also about WLL and other supported file formats.

Programs which support WLL file extension

Programs that can handle WLL files are as follows. Files with WLL 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 WLL file

How to open file with WLL extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening WLL files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with WLL 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. Get the Microsoft Word

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening WLL files is that no program that can handle WLL files is installed on user’s system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Microsoft Word or different compatible program, such as Microsoft Office. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support WLL files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading Microsoft Word installed is by going to developer’s website (Microsoft Corporation) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update Microsoft Word to the latest version

If you already have Microsoft Word installed on your systems and WLL 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 The reason that Microsoft Word cannot handle files with WLL may be that the software is outdated.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 Microsoft Word.

Step 3. Assign Microsoft Word to WLL files

If you have the latest version of Microsoft Word installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage WLL 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.

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the WLL 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 Microsoft Word is installed, check the Always use this app to open WLL files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected WLL 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....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with WLL extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the WLL for errors

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

1. Verify that the WLL in question is not infected with a computer virus

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

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If you obtained the problematic WLL 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. It could happen the the download process of file with WLL extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Microsoft Word Add-in file again.

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

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support WLL files. Close all running programs and try opening the WLL file.

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

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Microsoft Word Add-in files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with WLL files affecting older versions of given software.

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