The File Extensions Database

.HWP File Extension

  • Category: Text Files
  • Format: Text

What is an .HWP file?

.HWP is Hangul (Korean) Text Document

Word processor file written in Hangul, a Korean language; can be opened with a text editor, but may require an Asian font pack to be installed in order to view the contents correctly.

File Type 2 Hanword Document
Developer by: Hancom Category: Text Files Format: Binary

An HWP file is a document created by Hanword (formerly Hangul Word Processor), a Korean word processing application. It contains document formatting, graphics, and text. HWP files are used specifically for saving documents written in Hangul, which is the native alphabet of the Korean language.

You can use Planamesa NeoOffice and IMSI TurboPDF to open HWP files. You can also convert HWP files to .DOCX files using Hanword HWP document converter for Microsoft Word 2016. This tool is available to download for free from Microsoft.

Programs that open Hanword Document
Hanword HWP document converter for Microsoft Word 2016
Planamesa NeoOffice
Hancom ThinkfreeOffice Viewer

How to solve problems with HWP files

  • Associate the HWP file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any HWP file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.HWP files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the HWP 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 .HWP is Hangul (Korean) Text Document. Because only the current version supports the latest HWP file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the N/A manufacturer website after an available .HWP is Hangul (Korean) Text Document update.
  • To make sure that your HWP file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.