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Details of extension .dwl

1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) in our database

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

  • What is the .dwl file?
  • Which program can create the .dwl file?
  • Where can you find a description of the .dwl format?
  • What can convert .dwl files to a different format?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .dwl extension?
Autodesk AutoCAD Drawing Lock .dwl file icon

Autodesk AutoCAD Drawing Lock

DWL file is an Autodesk AutoCAD Drawing Lock. A DWL file is automatically created when a drawing file (DWG) is opened and then deleted when the file is closed.
Detailed description not available
Category: Data files
Application: Autodesk AutoCAD
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
dwk, dwl2
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Other types of files may also use the .dwl file extension. If you have helpful information about .dwl extension, write to us!

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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The .dwl filename extension is often given incorrectly!

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

rwl (24), wdl (1), cwl (1), swl (1), fwl (1), dwp (1), dwi (1), dsl (1), dlw (1), del (1), wl (1), dal (1), vwl (1), ewl (1), dwm (1)

Can't open a .dwl file?

If you want to open a .dwl file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. If the .dwl association isn't set correctly, you may receive the following error message:

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.dwl

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 from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program whith which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2003/2008/2012/2016, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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