HWP File Type

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What are HWP files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a HWP file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a HWP file?

HWP files have multiple uses, and Hangul Word Processor Document is one of them.

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 10 different HWP openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: May 13, 2022

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 extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

HWP Document

Document written in the word processor software by HSoft for the Enterprise 128 home computer from 1983.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different HWP openers which you will find listed below.

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.

OpenOffice.org WriterOpenOffice.org WriterUser submitted
Hancom OfficeHancom OfficeUser submitted
Hancom Office HanwordHancom Office HanwordUser submitted
LibreOfficeLibreOfficeUser submitted
LibreOffice WriterLibreOffice WriterUser submitted
HWP6HWP6User submitted
HWP5IHWP5IUser submitted
HWP55HWP55User submitted
HWP67HWP67User submitted
StarOffice WriterStarOffice WriterUser submitted

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