.W3L File Extension

W3Launch file

Question: What is an W3L File?

Have you found, downloaded or received an W3L file, but don't know which software program is required to open it?

Before attempting to open an W3L file, you'll need to determine what kind of file you are dealing with and whether it is even possible to open or view the file format.

Answer: Files which are given the .W3L extension are known as W3Launch files, however other file types may also use this extension. If you are aware of any additional file formats that use the W3L extension, please let us know.

How to open a W3L file:

The best way to open an W3L file is to simply double-click it and let the default assoisated application open the file. If you are unable to open the file this way, it may be because you do not have the correct application associated with the extension to view or edit the W3L file.

This file format was added to our database by a visitor to this site, but no additional information was provided. We have yet to investigate this file type further, or there was not enough information available at the time to report accurately on the format.

Please check back soon for more information as we are constantly updating our file descriptions based on search frequency.

Tip: Try to open the W3L file using a text-editor such as Notepad, as many file types contain simply contain unformatted plain-text and can viewed correctly using this method.

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Jon Maber
2010-03-02 07:03:42
I think it's fair to say that this is a highly obsolete file type. A long time ago a wrote a web browser 'viewer' called w3launch which was used to launch locally installed software packages from an Intranet web site.

The .w3l file hosted on a web server contained the _name_ of the package (not a command line) and the local PC administrator maintained a database linking names to command lines.

The w3launch viewer looked up the command line in the local database and executed it. The software was created for 16 bit windows and is pretty much unnecessary in this world of Java applets, Flash etc. but may be found in one or two libraries around the world.