How to View .HWP Files


If you are receiving files from Korea, you might need to figure out how to view HWP files.

Option 1: Use Haansoft Hangul Viewer 2002.

It’s freeware for viewing .HWP files, which are made by the Hangul Word Processor (it’s similar to how Microsoft Word creates .DOC files).

You can download Haansoft Hangul Viewer 2002 from following links: (Primary, courtesy of Dropbox) (Mirror, Courtesy of MediaFire)

(The Dropbox link no longer works, possibly because Dropbox’s Acceptable Use Policy states “We ban shared links when they’re responsible for unusually large amounts of traffic.”)

Option 2: Install this add-on to Microsoft Word.

Microsoft released an add-on on February 25, 2013 that allows you to open .HWP files from inside Micro­soft Word. If you already have Micro­soft Word, this may be the easiest option.

Option 3: Try Haansoft Hangul Viewer 2010.

If you’re interested in the newer 2010 version of the viewer, you can download it from Haansoft’s official website. I haven’t tried it yet, but if you’re interested, try it out and let me know how it works. I’ll add your review here and credit you.

Download Haansoft Hangul Viewer 2010

That link directs you straight to Haansoft’s official website, where you will find two files listed. Click on the floppy disk icon on the first item to initiate the download.