.XML File Extension

File Type:
XML File

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

What is a XML file?

Xml file extension has XML file type, which is associated with the "data files" category.

XML (Extensible Markup Language) file makes use of tags, defining objects along with their attributes. It uses formatting similar to .HTML documents; however, the file involves custom tags.

XML files allow saving and sharing data both on the Internet or among different programs. Users can easily edit such files via a text editor.

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

xml file icon
File Type:
XML File
Data Files

How to open XML file?

Double click the xml 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 .xml 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 xml 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".

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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 xml 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 XML files

  • Windows Windows
  • MacOS MacOS
    • JAPISoft EditiX JAPISoft EditiX
    • ElfData XML Editor ElfData XML Editor
    • Bare Bones BBEdit Bare Bones BBEdit
    • MacroMates TextMate MacroMates TextMate
    • Any text editor Any text editor
  • Linux Linux
    • Any text editor Any text editor
  • iOS iOS
    • Textastic Code Editor for iPad Textastic Code Editor for iPad
  • Android Android
    • Viewer for Android Viewer for Android

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 xml file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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