.PCL File Extension

File Type:
Printer Command Language Document

Having trouble opening .pcl extension? Don't panic! This page explains what pcl files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open pcl files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a PCL file?

Pcl file extension has Printer Command Language Document file type, developed by HP, which is associated with the "page layout files" category.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

pcl file icon
File Type:
Printer Command Language Document
Page Layout Files

How to open PCL file?

Double click the pcl file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .pcl extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the pcl extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

File Size: 3.04 MB, Download time: < 1 min. on DSL/ADSL/Cable

This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the pcl file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open PCL files

  • Windows Windows
    • OpenPCL Viewer OpenPCL Viewer
    • PageTech PCL Reader PageTech PCL Reader
    • RedTitan Technology EscapeE RedTitan Technology EscapeE
    • PageTech PCL Works PageTech PCL Works
    • PageTech PCLTool SDK PageTech PCLTool SDK
    • CoolUtils PCL Viewer CoolUtils PCL Viewer
  • MacOS MacOS
    • OpenPCL Viewer OpenPCL Viewer
  • Linux Linux
    • OpenPCL Viewer OpenPCL Viewer

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the pcl file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

Download for Win
Secure download
Download for Mac
Secure download