An hlp  file extension is related to the help document files used by various applications and operating systems.

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Software that works with hlp file extension

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HLP file extension - Help file

What is hlp file? How to open hlp files?

The hlp file extension is commonly used for Microsoft Help file documentation in the Windows operating system as well as in some other programs.

Generally, a lot of programs used hlp file extension for their help files. They can either have plain text form, databases or other binary format.

MIME: application/hlp
MIME: application/winhlp
MIME: application/x-helpfile
MIME: application/x-winhelp

The default software associated to hlp file type:

Microsoft Windows Help icon

Microsoft Corporation logo Microsoft Windows Help  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Windows Help is used to create help files for Microsoft Windows operating system and other Microsoft applications. Windows Help SDKs are different for every version of Windows it can be called Windows Help, Help and Support Center, Assistance Platform 1.0 Client - Windows Vista Help SDK, Microsoft Windows: HTML Help 1.4 etc.

Microsoft Windows icon

Microsoft Corporation logo Microsoft Windows  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Windows is a family of operating systems developed by the Microsoft Corp.. The first Windows was released in 1985 as a GUI add-on to MS-DOS.  MS-DOS based Windows versions were developed to 2000, when was released the last version called Windows ME. Windows based on NT core started in 1993. Windows NT family are developed to these days, the latest version is called Windows 10.

Help how to open HLP files:

Use Microsoft Windows Help (WinHlp32.exe) to open *.hlp files.

How to convert file with extension HLP:

Unless there are suggested applications listed below the extension description, that are able to convert the system files, there is usually no way to convert system files into any other file format.

Any attempts to rename system files is strongly discouraged, as it can cause the system to be corrupted and not work properly.

List of software applications associated to the .hlp file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open hlp file, edit hlp file, convert hlp file, view hlp file, play hlp file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the hlp files.

  • Open hlp file
  • Save hlp file
  • Edit hlp file
  • View hlp file
  • Create hlp file
  • Others hlp file

Software that open hlp file - Help file

Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open hlp file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with hlp file by default:
Microsoft Windows Help small icon Microsoft Windows Help
Microsoft Windows small icon Microsoft Windows
Other suggested software:
Alpha Five
Adobe RoboHelp small icon Adobe RoboHelp

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