What are HWP files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a HWP file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your HWP files.
What is a HWP file?
HWP files have multiple uses, and Hangul Word Processor Document is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.
Hangul Word Processor Document
HWP is an acronym for Hangul Word Processor. Files that contain the .hwp file extension normally contain documents that have been created by the Korean-based Hangul Word Processor application.
The HWP file format and the Hangul Word Processor were created by the Haansoft Corporation of South Korea to address the needs of those who needed to create computer documents with Korean characters.
HWP files may contain text, document formatting, and graphics, much like the DOCX files created by the popular Microsoft Word application. Unlike Word documents, however, the HWP file format is used primarily to save documents that have been written in the Korean language of Hangul.
How to open HWP files
Important: Different programs may use files with the HWP file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your HWP file is, you may need to try a few different programs.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested ten different HWP openers which you will find listed below.
Last updated: July 31, 2023
All known file formats using extension .HWP
While Hangul Word Processor Document is a popular type of HWP-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .HWP file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.
Document written in the word processor software by HSoft for the Enterprise 128 home computer from 1983.
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of HWP files. Remember, different programs may use HWP files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.
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