What is a .STIX File And How To Open It – The MITRE Corporation (Simple Steps)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .stix extension, but you are not sure what it is? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .stix file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .STIX file?

The .STIX file extension comes from Structured Threat Information eXpression File. It was developed by The MITRE Corporation. The format of this file is xml, and it is a data related file.

What to know

There are currently 3 software that can open the .stix file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .STIX file?

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

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

There are 4 simple steps to open the .stix file on Windows.

1. In the first step you need to download the Eclipse software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is oXygen XML Editor, Altova XMLSpy and Eclipse.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .STIX 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, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Eclipse software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .STIX file on Mac

The .stix file can be opened in 4 steps on Mac.

1. In the first step you need to download the Eclipse software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: oXygen XML Editor and Eclipse.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .STIX file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

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

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Eclipse software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .STIX file on Linux

To open the .stix file on Linux, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Eclipse software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use oXygen XML Editor and Eclipse software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .STIX 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: Hover over the “Open with” button

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

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Eclipse software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .STIX file?

If you cannot open the .STIX file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .STIX file.stk – Pivot, .stk – Dynojet, .stl – Stereolithography File, .stl – Microsoft, .stl – SuperTux. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .STIX file with the Eclipse, oXygen XML Editor, Altova XMLSpy programs on Windows, Eclipse, oXygen XML Editor programs on Mac and Eclipse, oXygen XML Editor software on Linux.