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PWL file extension

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

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

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

✅ Windows 3.x Password List

PWL file is a Windows 3.x Password List. USERNAME.PWL (where USERNAME is your logon name) is a password list file (PWL). It records passwords to resources on the network and uses them to reconnect to those resources so you don't have to type the password again.
Category: Other files
Application: Microsoft Windows
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
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Sample: -
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Other types of files may also use the .pwl file extension.

🚫 The .pwl file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

lwl, owl, pal, pdl, pel, pl, plw, pql, psl, pw, pwi, pwk, pwm, pwo, pwp

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

Corel Colour Palette
PicoLog Data
ThinkVantage Password Manager Data
Password Vault Manager Data
WebMoney Keeper CLASSIC Purse Data
Windows Media Player Playlist
Perl Script
WinPLOTR Document
SWI-Prolog Source Code
Amstrad CPC Advanced OCP Art Studio Image

🔴 Can't open a .pwl 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 .pwl 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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