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WRL file format description

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

2 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.wrl - Virtual Reality World

The WRL document files are related to Cortona VRML Plugin. WRL file is a Virtual Reality World (VRML). It is a plain text file, and can be edited using a text editor.

Cortona VRML Plugin
Document files
- / -
Virtual Reality World related extensions:
UML eXchange Format File
Uniform Office Format Presentation
Uniform Office Format Spreadsheet
Uniform Office Format Text
Uniform Office Format Document
TurboSilver 3D Object

.vrml - VRML Document

The VRML document files are related to XJ3D. VRML file is a VRML Document. VRML (Virtual Reality Markup Language) is a standard file format for representing 3D interactive vector graphics, designed particularly with the World Wide Web in mind. It has been superseded by X3D.

Document files
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vrl, wrl
VRML Document related extensions:
VRML Document
X3D Scene
X3D Binary Scene
Compressed X3D Binary Scene
X3D Classic VRML
Compressed X3D Classic VRML

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

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

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

arl, drl, erl, qrl, rl, rwl, srl, wdl, wel, wfl, wgl, wl, wr, wr1, wri

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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