Opening UWL files

Did your computer fail to open an UWL file? We explain what UWL files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your UWL files.

What is an UWL file?

Files that contain the .uwl file extension are commonly used by the spell check utilities that are included in the Corel WordPerfect and Novell GroupWise word processing software applications.

When a user performs a spell check operation, the spell checker designed into the application will often return "false positives" picking up on words that are not actually misspelled. The user can then choose to add the word to the application's dictionary. The next time the spell check is run the application will recognize and validate the words.

The UWL file contains the list of words the user has added to the application's dictionary. Each time a word is added, the UWL file is updated by the associated application.

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

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