Files with hlp suffix can be most often found as various help files, or help documents that are used in numerous programs and software applications.

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HLP file extension - Help file

What is hlp file? How to open hlp files?

File type specification:

System file type icon System file type

hlp file icon: hlp filetype icon

File extension hlp 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 use or used .hlp file extension for their help files. They can either have plain text form, databases or other binary format.

MIM types used:

The default software associated to open hlp file:

Microsoft Windows Help icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft 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 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 Microsoft Windows 11.

Help how to open:

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

How to convert:

Individual pages out of help files can be often exported as PDF document. You may also find special programs for management of help files, which may offer some sort of export function.

Find conversions from hlp file:

hlp to hpj

List of software applications associated to the .hlp file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android 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 hlp files.

Software that open hlp file - Help file

Programs supporting the exension hlp on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. 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:
Adobe RoboHelp small icon Adobe RoboHelp

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