File Extension Library

.HOL File Extension

  • Developer by: Microsoft
  • Category: Data Files
  • Format: Text

What is an .HOL file?

.HOL file extension is created by Microsoft. .HOL has been classified as Data Files. The format of .HOL file is Text.

.HOL is Outlook Holidays File

Calendar file used by Microsoft Outlook, an email and calendar application; saves the dates of holiday events that are displayed on the Outlook calendar view when the application is open; can be customized manually with a text editor to share company-specific calendar events.

The Outlook installation includes a predefined HOL file called outlook.hol in the following directory:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office 12\[LCID]\

You can add new holidays to this file by opening it in a text editor and appending holidays to the end of the file in the following format:

Holiday description, yyyy/mm/dd
Holiday description, yyyy/mm/dd

The next time you open Outlook, these new holidays will display on the calendar. You can share this updated file with team members so they have the same holiday events.

List of all softwares that can open the Outlook Holidays File
Microsoft Outlook 2016

How to Open .HOL file on different platforms

Open .HOL File on Windows

  • Right-click a .HOL
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .HOL file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .HOL files" Press "Ok"

Open .HOL File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .HOL file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .HOL File on Linux

Right click on the .HOL file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .HOL File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .HOL file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .HOL File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .HOL files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .HOL files

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