What is a .XLF File And How To Open It – OASIS (Simple Steps)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .xlf extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .xlf file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .XLF file?

The .XLF file extension is XLIFF Document. The developer of this file extension is OASIS. The file has the xml format, and it is a data related file.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .xlf file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .XLF file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .XLF file on various operating systems.

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

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

1. In the first step you need to download the Maxprograms Swordfish software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is OmegaT and Maxprograms Swordfish.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .XLF 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, 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 Maxprograms Swordfish 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 .XLF file on Mac

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

1. In the first step you need to download the Maxprograms Swordfish software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: OmegaT and Maxprograms Swordfish.

Step 2

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

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Maxprograms Swordfish software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .XLF file on Linux

The .xlf file can be opened in 4 steps on Linux.

1. The first step is to download the Maxprograms Swordfish software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: OmegaT and Maxprograms Swordfish.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .XLF 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Maxprograms Swordfish software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .XLF file?

If you are still unable to open the .XLF file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .XLF file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .xlgc – Prosystech, .xliff – OASIS, .xlk – Microsoft, .xll – Microsoft, .xlm – Microsoft. 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 .XLF file with the Maxprograms Swordfish, OmegaT programs on Windows, Maxprograms Swordfish, OmegaT programs on Mac and Maxprograms Swordfish, OmegaT software on Linux.