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Hi,

Please consider the following sentences:

This file won't open. What can I do?

Teacher, I followed your instructions, but it just won't work!

As it can be seen both sentences above use "won't". Because normally "won't" is the same as 'will not' so I thought the sentences should be future tense which doesn't make sense in these ones

I usually say like so:

This thing doesn't work.

It doesn't work.

I think "won't" meaning is pretty close to "doesn't" in this context.

Please give some correct meaning of won't.

Thanks.
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This file won't open. What can I do?

Teacher, I followed your instructions, but it just won't work!

Not my area of expertise, but I think "will not" expresses the will of the machine, not future tense.

My child simply will not (won't) behave. (present tense, habitual behavior)

We will not (won't) be attending the concert. (simple future tense)

It will work better if you plug it in. (simple future tense)

I agree that "This file won't open" is close in meaning to "This file doesn't open."
i think will not is a present future but wont is used generally when u r talking something about future past
future past use would wont
future present use will will not

doesnot is used in present
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I tell you he will not show up on time.

I tell you this file will not open.

The first one is talking about the future. The second one is talking about the present.
The forms are the same. The context makes the difference.

I told you he would not show up on time.

I told you this file would not open.

These two are "in the past." The first one talks about the future. The second one could be talking about either the present or the future.

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To express the pass tense it may be preferable to say... Would not or wouldn't open. Won't should not be used for past tense... Present and future tense only.