What is a .PS1XML File And How To Open It – Microsoft

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Have you came across a file with the .ps1xml extension and you don’t know what it is? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .ps1xml file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .PS1XML file?

The file extension .PS1XML comes from Windows PowerShell Display Configuration File. The creator of this file extension is Microsoft. The format of this file is xml, and it is a settings related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .ps1xml file on 1 platform.

How to open a .PS1XML file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .PS1XML file on various operating systems.

How to open a .PS1XML file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .ps1xml file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Microsoft Windows PowerShell software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .PS1XML file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Microsoft Windows PowerShell software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .PS1XML file?

If you cannot open the .PS1XML file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .PS1XML file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .ps2 – PCSX2, .ps2 – Microsoft, .ps2 – Sharkport, .psa – Epic Games, .psa – Adobe Systems. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .PS1XML file with the Microsoft Windows PowerShell program on Windows.