What is a .HRL File And How To Open It – Ericsson (Easy Steps)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .hrl extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .hrl file extension and how to open it.

What is a .HRL file?

The .HRL file extension is Erlang Header File. The creator of this file extension is Ericsson. This development related file is in text format.

What to know

There are currently 3 software that can open the .hrl file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .HRL file?

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

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

There are 4 simple steps to open the .hrl file on Windows.

1. In the first step you need to download the Erlang software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use Erlang and Microsoft Notepad software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .HRL 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 Erlang software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .HRL file on Mac

To open the .hrl file on Mac, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the MacroMates TextMate software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .HRL file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

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

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the MacroMates TextMate software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .HRL file?

If you are still unable to open the .HRL file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .HRL file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .hrz – Bondware, .hs – Haskell Script, .hs – Sun Microsystems, .hs – Motorola, .hs – JEK Software. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .HRL file with the Erlang, Microsoft Notepad programs on Windows and MacroMates TextMate program on Mac.