The File Extensions Database


.HLF File Extension

  • Developer by: Eugene Roshal
  • Category: Document Files

What is an .HLF file?

.HLF is FAR Manager help data

The hlf file extension is mainly related to FAR Manager, a program for managing files and archives in Windows operating systems, and used for one of its default file types.

The hlf file contains help documentation prepared using FAR Manager.


How to open:

It looks like this type of help file documents can only be opened using Far Manager.

How to convert:

Possibly cannot be converted to other formats.

How to solve problems with HLF files

  • Associate the HLF file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any HLF file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.HLF files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the HLF file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .HLF is FAR Manager help data. Because only the current version supports the latest HLF file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Eugene Roshal manufacturer website after an available .HLF is FAR Manager help data update.
  • To make sure that your HLF file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.