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


Have you downloaded a file with .xbe extension, but you have never seen this extension before? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. In this article we will explain what .xbe file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .XBE file?

The file extension .XBE is Xbox Executable File. This file extension was developed by Microsoft. This executable file is in binary format.

What to know

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

How to open a .XBE file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .XBE file on your operating system/device.

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

To open the .xbe file on Windows, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Cxbx software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use Cxbx software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .XBE 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 Cxbx software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .XBE file?

If you are still unable to open the .XBE file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .XBE file.xbel – Python XML SIG, .xbf – MIcrosoft, .xbk – Citrix, .xbk – SMART Technologies, .xbl – Mozilla. 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 .XBE file with the Cxbx program on Windows.