A pwl file extension is associated with the Microsoft Windows operating system. The .pwl file stores username and password. It is created after you logged to Windows.

There is one other file type using
the PWL file extension!

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What is pwl file? How to open pwl files?

File type specification:

Encoded and encrypted file type icon Encoded and encrypted file type

The pwl file extension is associated with the Microsoft Windows operating system.

Whenever you log into a Windows, Windows creates a file with a .pwl extension. This file contains your username and password, in a format that can be recognized only by the operating system (i.e., your password's security is not compromised). Windows can then use this information as needed, especially in instances (such as Dial-up Networking) in which you check a Remember Password option.

The default software associated to pwl file type:

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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 PWL files:

The pwl files are used for internal purposes of Microsoft Windows operating system.

How to convert file with extension PWL:

As far as we know, this .pwl 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 software applications associated to the .pwl 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 pwl file, edit pwl file, convert pwl file, view pwl file, play pwl file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

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

  • Create pwl file
  • Others pwl file

Programs that can create pwl file - Microsoft Windows password data

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