Open ZIP File

ZIP is a compressed file format used to archive several files together and compress them to reduce the space used. It is a very common compression format and is supported by almost every modern OS natively. Popular tools for creating and unpacking zip files include WinZip, Stuffit Expander, etc.

Open ZIP File on Windows OS

  • Look for an ZIP file you need to open in Windows Explorer and double-click on it
  • If the file doesn’t open automatically and you see a “Windows can’t open a file” message then you should search for a program which can open ZIP file
  • If you have a program which can open ZIP file installed on your computer then launch that program and select “File” and then “Open” or similar options from its menu to open the ZIP file
  • If you don’t have the program installed then you need to try searching for “ZIP wiki”, “how to open ZIP file” in the search engine.
  • Once you find the application, install it on your computer
  • After the program is installed double-click on the ZIP file to open it

File extensions are used by Windows operating system to specify what kind of information is stored in the file. Every file in Windows OS needs to have file extension and file extensions are used by Windows to determine which application it should use to open the file. Every application installed on Windows OS places information about which extensions it could open into the Windows registry and Windows uses this information to determine which application it should launch when user double-clicks on the file. If application which can open ZIP file is not installed, then Windows will show ‘Windows can’t open ZIP file’ message and buttons to either select an application on the computer which can open the file or to search the web for the application which can open ZIP file.

Open ZDP File

ZDP files contain layout, graphics, color and printing information for labels and are often used for printing various labels and business cards as well. They are created with DesignPro By Avery, which is also used for creating t-shirts, CD artwork and greetings cards.

Open ZDP File on Windows OS

  • Look for an ZDP file you need to open in Windows Explorer and double-click on it
  • If the file doesn’t open automatically and you see a “Windows can’t open a file” message then you should search for a program which can open ZDP file
  • If you have a program which can open ZDP file installed on your computer then launch that program and select “File” and then “Open” or similar options from its menu to open the ZDP file
  • If you don’t have the program installed then you need to try searching for “ZDP wiki”, “how to open ZDP file” in the search engine.
  • Once you find the application, install it on your computer
  • After the program is installed double-click on the ZDP file to open it

File extensions are used by Windows operating system to specify what kind of information is stored in the file. Every file in Windows OS needs to have file extension and file extensions are used by Windows to determine which application it should use to open the file. Every application installed on Windows OS places information about which extensions it could open into the Windows registry and Windows uses this information to determine which application it should launch when user double-clicks on the file. If application which can open ZDP file is not installed, then Windows will show ‘Windows can’t open ZDP file’ message and buttons to either select an application on the computer which can open the file or to search the web for the application which can open ZDP file.

Open XSD File

XSD files are companion files that contain definitions of which attributes and elements are allowed to appear on a corresponding XML file. It also contains definitions of relationships between the elements and the kind of data they can store. XSD files are written in the standardized W3C XML Schema Language.

Open XSD File on Windows OS

  • Look for an XSD file you need to open in Windows Explorer and double-click on it
  • If the file doesn’t open automatically and you see a “Windows can’t open a file” message then you should search for a program which can open XSD file
  • If you have a program which can open XSD file installed on your computer then launch that program and select “File” and then “Open” or similar options from its menu to open the XSD file
  • If you don’t have the program installed then you need to try searching for “XSD wiki”, “how to open XSD file” in the search engine.
  • Once you find the application, install it on your computer
  • After the program is installed double-click on the XSD file to open it

File extensions are used by Windows operating system to specify what kind of information is stored in the file. Every file in Windows OS needs to have file extension and file extensions are used by Windows to determine which application it should use to open the file. Every application installed on Windows OS places information about which extensions it could open into the Windows registry and Windows uses this information to determine which application it should launch when user double-clicks on the file. If application which can open XSD file is not installed, then Windows will show ‘Windows can’t open XSD file’ message and buttons to either select an application on the computer which can open the file or to search the web for the application which can open XSD file.

Open XPI File

XPI refers to the Extension Archive files. They are primarily associated with the web browsers like Mozilla Firefox. These files are the compressed installation archives which are used by browsers like Firefox, Thunderbird and SeaMonkey. The contents of these files may vary from primary software component programs to the software extensions like the web plug-ins. There is a very simple way of opening such files. They can be simply dragged and dropped into the window of a web browser. The browser will itself open the file.

Similarities of these files with .zip files

The files with the XPI are actually very much similar to the zip files. They are also compressed files which is responsible for their small sizes. Thus, when they are opened, they first need to be decompressed and only then they can be accessed. When these files are opened in a web browser, they use some add-ons. The most common ones used by them are Alexa and PR add-on indicators. They also make use of some of the other types of plug-ins which are essential to the working of the Mozilla applications.

So, how do these files work?

These files install a browser extension when they are opened in a web browser. To gain access to and to install the local version of such files, opening them in any web browser like Firefox is the best way to go. In general cases, a file like this will automatically get installed into the system through the web browser and will be available for general use after the browser is restarted once.

So, how is this file format different from the other .zip files?

In technical terms, the XPI is nothing but the renamed versions of the ZIP files and this is the reason why any program meant for the compression or archive purpose will open the XPI file for decompression, once the XPI file is renamed from XPI to ZIP. The . xpi files are meant to provide extendibility to the browser. Thus, these files can be easily accessed through 2 different ways. Firstly, by opening them in an appropriate web browser where they get automatically installed and secondly, by renaming their extension to ZIP and then decompressing them with any archive program.

Open XPI File on Windows OS

  • Look for an XPI file you need to open in Windows Explorer and double-click on it
  • If the file doesn’t open automatically and you see a “Windows can’t open a file” message then you should search for a program which can open XPI file
  • If you have a program which can open XPI file installed on your computer then launch that program and select “File” and then “Open” or similar options from its menu to open the XPI file
  • If you don’t have the program installed then you need to try searching for “XPI wiki”, “how to open XPI file” in the search engine.
  • Once you find the application, install it on your computer
  • After the program is installed double-click on the XPI file to open it

File extensions are used by Windows operating system to specify what kind of information is stored in the file. Every file in Windows OS needs to have file extension and file extensions are used by Windows to determine which application it should use to open the file. Every application installed on Windows OS places information about which extensions it could open into the Windows registry and Windows uses this information to determine which application it should launch when user double-clicks on the file. If application which can open XPI file is not installed, then Windows will show ‘Windows can’t open XPI file’ message and buttons to either select an application on the computer which can open the file or to search the web for the application which can open XPI file.

Open XLT File

XLT file format is primarily associated with the Excel spreadsheet application within the Microsoft Office suite of productivity tools. XLT files are used to save templates for spreadsheets. These files contain information like formatting rules and is used as the basis of creating a new spreadsheet. It can even be a custom template that the user has created and saved.

Open XLT File on Windows OS

  • Look for an XLT file you need to open in Windows Explorer and double-click on it
  • If the file doesn’t open automatically and you see a “Windows can’t open a file” message then you should search for a program which can open XLT file
  • If you have a program which can open XLT file installed on your computer then launch that program and select “File” and then “Open” or similar options from its menu to open the XLT file
  • If you don’t have the program installed then you need to try searching for “XLT wiki”, “how to open XLT file” in the search engine.
  • Once you find the application, install it on your computer
  • After the program is installed double-click on the XLT file to open it

File extensions are used by Windows operating system to specify what kind of information is stored in the file. Every file in Windows OS needs to have file extension and file extensions are used by Windows to determine which application it should use to open the file. Every application installed on Windows OS places information about which extensions it could open into the Windows registry and Windows uses this information to determine which application it should launch when user double-clicks on the file. If application which can open XLT file is not installed, then Windows will show ‘Windows can’t open XLT file’ message and buttons to either select an application on the computer which can open the file or to search the web for the application which can open XLT file.

Open XPD File

XPD files are used by the PlaySation Store to store PSP licenses that come along with downloads from the store. These are used for DRM features to be active on the PSP related transfers. XPD files are also web pages that have been generated from an XML document.

Open XPD File on Windows OS

  • Look for an XPD file you need to open in Windows Explorer and double-click on it
  • If the file doesn’t open automatically and you see a “Windows can’t open a file” message then you should search for a program which can open XPD file
  • If you have a program which can open XPD file installed on your computer then launch that program and select “File” and then “Open” or similar options from its menu to open the XPD file
  • If you don’t have the program installed then you need to try searching for “XPD wiki”, “how to open XPD file” in the search engine.
  • Once you find the application, install it on your computer
  • After the program is installed double-click on the XPD file to open it

File extensions are used by Windows operating system to specify what kind of information is stored in the file. Every file in Windows OS needs to have file extension and file extensions are used by Windows to determine which application it should use to open the file. Every application installed on Windows OS places information about which extensions it could open into the Windows registry and Windows uses this information to determine which application it should launch when user double-clicks on the file. If application which can open XPD file is not installed, then Windows will show ‘Windows can’t open XPD file’ message and buttons to either select an application on the computer which can open the file or to search the web for the application which can open XPD file.

Open XLS File

The .xls file extension format is used by Microsoft Excel, in creating a worksheet. Microsoft Excel is arguably the highest-used spreadsheet program all over the world. These files are the spreadsheets which include workbooks, worksheets and cells. The data is entered into the tabular cells and these files are most commonly-used to create graphs, charts and numerical sheet representations. The extension .xls is used by Microsoft Excel Version 97-2003 only. The later version of MS Excel, i.e. 2007 uses the .xlsx extension for its spreadsheet files.

So, where are all .xls files used?

XLS technically stands for Excel Spreadsheet. Excel uses a primary format to save all its files in the manner. This format is called the Binary Interchange File Format (BIFF). Microsoft Excel is the best program to open the files with the .xls extensions. However, they can also be opened with Open Office. There are different format extensions in which the XLS files are available. They are application/vnd.ms-excel (officially used by Microsoft Excel), application/msexcel, application/x-msexcel, application/x-ms-excel, application/vnd.ms-excel, application/x-excel, application/x-dos_ms_excel and application/xls.

What is an Excel sheet?

Well, most of us already know what an excel sheet is. Yet, for the purpose of defining, an Excel spreadsheet is a tabular division of rows and columns which are further divided into the smallest units called cells. The text is entered in these cells. Such spreadsheets are of great use for the representation of tabular data and numerical figures. These files are generally used by the business and corporate classes for the tabular and diagrammatical representation of data through charts and tables. The files with the . XLS are very easy to open and access. By simply double-clicking the file icon, it will automatically get opened with Microsoft Excel, or any other spreadsheet viewer for that matter, according to the system's programs.

So, what more can XLS files do?

In addition to this, these files are not too large. This is why a handsome amount of data can be transferred through the .xls extension files via emails or through Microsoft Outlook. The .xls files are also a very safe way of transferring data as Microsoft Excel also gives an option to secure these files by adding password protection to open or modify a document, protect a workbook and to protect the sharing of the workbooks.

Open XLS File on Windows OS

  • Look for an XLS file you need to open in Windows Explorer and double-click on it
  • If the file doesn’t open automatically and you see a “Windows can’t open a file” message then you should search for a program which can open XLS file
  • If you have a program which can open XLS file installed on your computer then launch that program and select “File” and then “Open” or similar options from its menu to open the XLS file
  • If you don’t have the program installed then you need to try searching for “XLS wiki”, “how to open XLS file” in the search engine.
  • Once you find the application, install it on your computer
  • After the program is installed double-click on the XLS file to open it

File extensions are used by Windows operating system to specify what kind of information is stored in the file. Every file in Windows OS needs to have file extension and file extensions are used by Windows to determine which application it should use to open the file. Every application installed on Windows OS places information about which extensions it could open into the Windows registry and Windows uses this information to determine which application it should launch when user double-clicks on the file. If application which can open XLS file is not installed, then Windows will show ‘Windows can’t open XLS file’ message and buttons to either select an application on the computer which can open the file or to search the web for the application which can open XLS file.

Open XLSX File

Any computer user must have heard about .xlsx file, especially if they have been using Microsoft Excel. The files with the .xlsx extension are associated with the Microsoft Excel Open XML Spreadsheet Format. This is a new extension format which is used to save the files for Microsoft Excel. These files are pertaining to the Microsoft Excel Version 2007 and above only. The versions which were created earlier to the 2007 version used to save the files in the format of .xls extension. The difference between the two is that the .xlsx is embedded with the compression and decompression feature for the purposes of size reduction and better distribution of data.

So, how does one access this type of file format?

The simplest way to execute and access a XLSX format file is by opening it with the Microsoft Excel program (version 2007 or newer). Though for the time being, these files are only executable in the versions 2007 or later, it is claimed by the Microsoft Corporation that the earlier version would now be equipped with the feature of the conversion of .xlsx files to the .xls files and vice versa. Till the time such a facility is provided, these files can be converted using the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack.

Why was .xls replaced to .xlsx?

Before the XLSX format came into being, the file format .xls was the most common format which was used by the Microsoft Office programs for the data transfer. But in the recent times, the improved .xlsx file extension format has replaced the .xls format due to better system facilities like compression, faster data transfer and more storage capacity. It is expected that as the newer versions of the Microsoft Office programs keep becoming more widely used, the popularity of the .xlsx format will also increase substantially .

So, what is different with the .xlsx format?

The spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel which use the XLSX format, use the Microsoft Office Open XML format which was absent in the files with the .xls format. An advantage of the XML format is that it makes the reading and accessing of the .xlsx files, comparatively easier for the other programs such as OpenOffice.org. The other different applications which may support the .xlsx files are LibreOffice, KOffice, TextEdit, IBM Lotus Notes, Google Docs, OpenOfficeCalc, PlanMaker, Abiword and Kingsoft Office

Open XLSX File on Windows OS

  • Look for an XLSX file you need to open in Windows Explorer and double-click on it
  • If the file doesn’t open automatically and you see a “Windows can’t open a file” message then you should search for a program which can open XLSX file
  • If you have a program which can open XLSX file installed on your computer then launch that program and select “File” and then “Open” or similar options from its menu to open the XLSX file
  • If you don’t have the program installed then you need to try searching for “XLSX wiki”, “how to open XLSX file” in the search engine.
  • Once you find the application, install it on your computer
  • After the program is installed double-click on the XLSX file to open it

File extensions are used by Windows operating system to specify what kind of information is stored in the file. Every file in Windows OS needs to have file extension and file extensions are used by Windows to determine which application it should use to open the file. Every application installed on Windows OS places information about which extensions it could open into the Windows registry and Windows uses this information to determine which application it should launch when user double-clicks on the file. If application which can open XLSX file is not installed, then Windows will show ‘Windows can’t open XLSX file’ message and buttons to either select an application on the computer which can open the file or to search the web for the application which can open XLSX file.

Open XFDL File

Primarily, the files with the . xfdl extension are associated with the XML files which are saved or created in the xfdl format. These files are able to securely send and receive those XML documents which are legally binding. These files are used vastly in the field of e-commerce due to legal technicalities and the important security reasons. The extension . xfdl is the &qout;Extensible Forms Description Language File&qout;. In short, it is the secured form of the XML files. The credit of the creation and maintaining of this file format goes to Pure Edge Solutions, which was acquired by IBM in 2005. They were made to create secured electronic forms for business purposes.

So, who uses this type of file format?

The protocol which is supported by the XFDL is the single open source protocol which allows for only one XML document to contain all the types of information, data and the computational logic. Moreover, it also allows for the digital signing of the documents and forms. When any of the legal governmental forms are filled, they are done using the . xfdl file extension, although the user might not recognize the same. These files are also used to store the standardized and interchangeable types of business forms.

How can this file format be useful?

The XFDL format files store the basic layout of the form to be presented. Also, they have the digital signatures, business transaction details and the other important details regarding the business association. The type of form information which is used in the files with the .xfdl extension is actually encoded using the XML files. However, some fields of the XDFL file can be altered or customized by the business group to suit its specific business needs.

How does one open this type of file format?

The various programs which are compatible with the XFDL are IBM Lotus Forms Viewer, IBM Pure Edge viewer, IBM Forms Designer Microsoft Notepad, Notepad++ and any other text editor can all open this type of file format . For the Apple's Mac iOS, these files can be accessed through IBM Pure Edge Viewer and Apple Text Edit. The IBM Lotus Form Viewer can be downloaded on a 60-day trial basis from the IBM program. Such forms with the .xfdl extension are actually created using the IBM Forms Designer program.

Open XFDL File on Windows OS

  • Look for an XFDL file you need to open in Windows Explorer and double-click on it
  • If the file doesn’t open automatically and you see a “Windows can’t open a file” message then you should search for a program which can open XFDL file
  • If you have a program which can open XFDL file installed on your computer then launch that program and select “File” and then “Open” or similar options from its menu to open the XFDL file
  • If you don’t have the program installed then you need to try searching for “XFDL wiki”, “how to open XFDL file” in the search engine.
  • Once you find the application, install it on your computer
  • After the program is installed double-click on the XFDL file to open it

File extensions are used by Windows operating system to specify what kind of information is stored in the file. Every file in Windows OS needs to have file extension and file extensions are used by Windows to determine which application it should use to open the file. Every application installed on Windows OS places information about which extensions it could open into the Windows registry and Windows uses this information to determine which application it should launch when user double-clicks on the file. If application which can open XFDL file is not installed, then Windows will show ‘Windows can’t open XFDL file’ message and buttons to either select an application on the computer which can open the file or to search the web for the application which can open XFDL file.

Open XLR File

XLR files are commonly created by the Microsoft Works productivity suite and is homologous to the Office Excel spreadsheet files that contain charts or spreadsheets. Microsoft Works is a cheaper alternative to the Office suite that comes with similar but limited features. These files can be opened in Microsoft Excel and other similar applications such as OpenOffice.

Open XLR File on Windows OS

  • Look for an XLR file you need to open in Windows Explorer and double-click on it
  • If the file doesn’t open automatically and you see a “Windows can’t open a file” message then you should search for a program which can open XLR file
  • If you have a program which can open XLR file installed on your computer then launch that program and select “File” and then “Open” or similar options from its menu to open the XLR file
  • If you don’t have the program installed then you need to try searching for “XLR wiki”, “how to open XLR file” in the search engine.
  • Once you find the application, install it on your computer
  • After the program is installed double-click on the XLR file to open it

File extensions are used by Windows operating system to specify what kind of information is stored in the file. Every file in Windows OS needs to have file extension and file extensions are used by Windows to determine which application it should use to open the file. Every application installed on Windows OS places information about which extensions it could open into the Windows registry and Windows uses this information to determine which application it should launch when user double-clicks on the file. If application which can open XLR file is not installed, then Windows will show ‘Windows can’t open XLR file’ message and buttons to either select an application on the computer which can open the file or to search the web for the application which can open XLR file.