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DWL file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .dwl file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .dwl file?
  • What program do I need to open a .dwl file?
  • How can the .dwl file be opened, edited or printed?
  • How can I convert .dwl files to another format?

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1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database

✅ Autodesk AutoCAD Drawing Lock

DWL file is an Autodesk AutoCAD Drawing Lock. A DWL file is automatically created when a drawing file (DWG) is opened and then deleted when the file is closed.
DWL format description not yet available
Category: Data files
Application: Autodesk AutoCAD
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
DWL aliases:
dwk, dwl2
DWL related links:
DWL related extensions:
Autodesk AutoCAD Drawing

AutoCAD Device-Independent Binary Plotter File

Autodesk AutoCAD User Profile

Autodesk AutoCAD Template

Autodesk AutoCAD Temporary File

Compiled Fast-Load AutoLISP

CADLock Locked AutoCAD Drawing

Autodesk AutoCAD Database

Other types of files may also use the .dwl file extension.

🚫 The .dwl file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

cwl, dal, ddl, del, dl, dql, dsl, dw, dwi, dwk, dwm, dwo, dwp, ewl, fwl

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

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Firewall Builder Library
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🔴 Can't open a .dwl file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows cannot open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .dwl file association, check the FAQ.

🔴 Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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