>> HLP file

HLP file format description

Many people share .hlp files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .hlp file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .hlp files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.hlp - Windows Help File

The HLP document files are related to WinHelp. HLP file is a Microsoft Windows Help. The WinHelp seems to be no longer supported.

Document files
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Windows Help File related extensions:
Windows Help Annotations
Help Combined Full-text Search

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

Can't open a .hlp 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 .hlp file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

blp, glp, hip, hkp, hl, hmp, hop, hp, hpl, hpp, jlp, lhp, lp, mlp, nlp

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

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

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