File Extension Library

.HCL File Extension

  • Developer by: HotDocs
  • Category: Data Files
  • Format: Zip

What are .HCL files and how to open them?

Can't open .HCL file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .HCL file.

What is a .HCL file extension?

.HCL file extension is created by HotDocs. .HCL has been classified as Data Files. The format of .HCL file is Zip.

.HCL is HotDocs Clause Archive

Library archive created by HotDocs, a digital form preparation application often used for insurance and legal forms; saves a collection of "clauses," which are text templates that can be inserted into a form; saved in a compressed .ZIP format.

HCL files are used with .HDL clause library files, which contain filename references to the clauses in the clause archive. Therefore, when opening an HDL that uses an HCL file, HotDocs extracts and decompresses each clause on the fly as it is needed by the application.

Clause libraries and clause archives are saved to the following directory: \My Documents\HotDocs\Libraries\.

List of all softwares that can open the HotDocs Clause Archive

How to fix problems with .HCL files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .HCL files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .HCL file format
  2. You need to check the .HCL file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)