UWL File

What are UWL files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an UWL 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 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.

How to open UWL files

Important: Different programs may use files with the UWL file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your UWL file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 2 different UWL openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: December 26, 2019

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of UWL files. Remember, different programs may use UWL files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

CorelDRAWCorelDRAWUser submitted
Unipro UGENEUnipro UGENEUser submitted

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