A chl file extension is related to the Microsoft Internet Explorer and used for its channel information.

There are 5 other file types using
the CHL file extension!

empty icon.chl - Chromeleon channel RAW data file

chl icon.chl - RealPlayer live channel file

empty icon.chl - Black and White 2 game data script file

empty icon.chl - ConTEXT highlighter file

empty icon.chl - Leadtek WinFast PVR2 channel list file

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CHL file extension - Microsoft Internet Explorer channel information

What is chl file? How to open chl files?

File type specification:

Internet related file type icon Internet related file type

chl file icon: chl filetype icon

The chl file extension is associated with the Microsoft Internet Explorer, a web browsing suite for Microsoft Windows operating system.

The chl file stores channel information data.

The Internet Explorer was also available for Mac, but now is discontinued.

This chl file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.

The default software associated to chl file type:

Microsoft Edge icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Edge  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Edge is web browser introduced in Microsoft Windows 10 operating system. It's fast and built for modern web applications and presentations. It allows users to simple share, reading and discover the Internet.

Microsoft Internet Explorer icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Internet Explorer  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Internet Explorer is traditionally used as default web browser that comes as part of Microsoft Windows operating system. First released in 1995. Latest version is 11.

Latest Microsoft Windows 10 also contains Internet Explorer, but as default browser is used Microsoft Edge.

Microsoft Windows icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Windows  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

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 CHL files:

This file type is not meant to be opened directly, there is no software that could open and work with it directly, or there is no information available in public sources about opening this file type. This is usually the case of some internal data files, caches, temporary files etc.

How to convert file with extension CHL:

As far as we know, this .chl file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .chl file extension

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

  • Others chl file

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with chl file - Microsoft Internet Explorer channel information

Click on the software link for more information about Microsoft Edge. Microsoft Edge uses chl file type for its internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open file actions (eg. to install/execute/support an application itself, to store application or user data, configure program etc.).

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with chl file by default:
Microsoft Edge small icon Microsoft Edge
Microsoft Internet Explorer small icon Microsoft Internet Explorer
Microsoft Windows small icon Microsoft Windows

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