What is a .HPG File And How To Open It – Hewlett-Packard


Have you came across a file with the .hpg extension and you don’t know what it is? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .hpg file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .HPG file?

The .HPG file extension is HPGL Plot File. It was developed by Hewlett-Packard. The format of this vector related file is text.

What to know

There are currently 4 software that can open the .hpg file on 1 platform.

How to open a .HPG file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .HPG file on various operating systems.

How to open a .HPG file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

To open the .hpg file on Windows, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the IrfanView software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use Autodesk AutoCAD 2020, CADSoftTools ABViewer, Trix DrawingCenter and IrfanView software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .HPG file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the IrfanView software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .HPG file?

If you are still unable to open the .HPG file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .HPG file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .hpgl – Hewlett-Packard, .hpi – Hemera, .hpj – Microsoft, .hpk – HPack Compressed Archive, .hpk – PopTop Software. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .HPG file with the IrfanView, Autodesk AutoCAD 2020, CADSoftTools ABViewer, Trix DrawingCenter programs on Windows.