PWL file format description

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

2 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.pwl - Windows 3.x Password List

The PWL other files are related to Microsoft Windows. The PWL file is a Windows 3.x Password List. USERNAME.PWL (where USERNAME is your logon name) is a password list file (PWL). It records passwords to resources on the network and uses them to reconnect to those resources so you don't have to type the password again.

Microsoft Windows
Other files
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Windows 3.x Password List related extensions:
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.pwl - Adobe Illustrator Portfolio Wall Data

The PWL data files are related to Adobe Illustrator. The PWL file is an Adobe Illustrator Portfolio Wall Data. Adobe Illustrator is a vector graphics editor developed and marketed by Adobe Systems.

Adobe Illustrator
Data files
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Adobe Illustrator Portfolio Wall Data related extensions:
Qualcomm Eudora for Mac TOC Data
CARE-S InfoWorks Real Time Control Data
ProfExam Exam Data
Multimedia Fusion Data
FMAT Assay Data
QmailAdmin Data

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

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

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

lwl, owl, pal, pdl, pel, pl, plw, pql, psl, pw, pwi, pwk, pwm, pwo, pwp

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

DB-MAIN Text Pattern Data
BMC Patrol Script Language Script
WHAT IF MOL-object
DYMO Label Document
Policy Description Language File
VisualPQL Source Code

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

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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