CRWL file format description

Many people often share .crwl files without providing instructions on how to use them. This can make it difficult for users to determine which program is compatible for editing, converting, or printing .crwl files. To address this issue, we have created this page to offer assistance and guidance on handling .crwl files. We provide information on compatible software, editing instructions and conversion options to help users effectively interact with .crwl files.

Our aim is to simplify the process and promote seamless use of the .crwl file format.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.crwl - Windows Search Crawl Data

The CRWL data files are related to Microsoft Windows. The CRWL file is a Windows Search Crawl Data. Windows Search is a search feature that is provided by Microsoft to Windows computers.

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Windows Search Crawl Data related extensions:
BlenderGIS PNG World Data
Corel PercetFit Component
Case CATalyst Layout Data
DReport Compressed Report
Symbian OS Printer Driver
Theseus2000 Settings Data

Naturally, other applications may also use the .crwl file extension. Even harmful programs can create .crwl files. Be especially cautious with .crwl files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .crwl file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .crwl file extension is often given incorrectly!

Based on searches conducted on our site in the past year, we have compiled a list of the most common misspellings. These frequent misspellings can cause confusion and hinder search accuracy. By providing this list, we aim to assist users in finding the correct information more easily and improving their overall search experience on our site.

These misspellings were the most common in the past year:

crl, crw, cwl, rwl

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

There is a possibility that the .crwl filename extension is misspelled. To assist users in identifying potential errors, we provide a list of similar file extensions in our database.

Filename extensions similar to .crwl:

Crossword Genius Crossword Puzzle Data
TeXstudio Completion Word List
Certificate Revocation List
ClarisWorks Library Data
Canon Raw Image
Leica RAW Image

Operating systems

At, we strive to provide a seamless user experience by ensuring compatibility with a wide range of operating systems. The following is a comprehensive list of the operating systems currently supported by

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Windows 11, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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