What is a .XDR File And How To Open It – Microsoft (Easy Guide)

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While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .xdr extension. Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. In this article we will explain what .xdr file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .XDR file?

The .XDR file extension is XML-Data Reduced File. It was developed by Microsoft. The format of this settings related file is text.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .xdr file on 1 platform.

How to open a .XDR file?

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

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

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

1. In the first step you need to download the Liquid Technologies Liquid XML Studio software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use Liquid Technologies Liquid XML Studio and Microsoft Notepad software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .XDR 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: 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 Liquid Technologies Liquid XML Studio software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .XDR file?

If you are still unable to open the .XDR file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .XDR file.xds – Invisionsoft, .xds – LcdStudio, .xdw – Fuji Xerox, .xef – eManager Form Data, .xef – E-merge. 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 .XDR file with the Liquid Technologies Liquid XML Studio, Microsoft Notepad programs on Windows.