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

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While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .xesc extension. It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .xesc file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .XESC file?

The .XESC file extension is Expression Encoder Screen Capture File. This file extension was developed by Microsoft. The format of this video related file is binary.

What to know

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

How to open a .XESC file?

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

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

The .xesc file can be opened in 4 steps on Windows.

1. The first step is to download the VideoLAN VLC media player software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: VideoLAN VLC media player.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .XESC file

2. In the second step you need to locate 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. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the VideoLAN VLC media player software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .XESC file?

If you are still unable to open the .XESC file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .XESC file.xet – eManager Process Definition, .xev – eManager Auto-Update File, .xex – Microsoft, .xez – eManager Template Package, .xface – James Ashton. 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 .XESC file with the VideoLAN VLC media player program on Windows.