What is a .XLIFF File And How To Open It – OASIS (Guide)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .xliff extension and you don’t know what it is? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .xliff file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .XLIFF file?

The file extension .XLIFF is XLIFF Localization File. The creator of this file extension is OASIS. The format of this data related file is xml.

What to know

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

How to open a .XLIFF file?

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

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

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

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

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .XLIFF 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Maxprograms Swordfish software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .XLIFF file on Mac

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .xliff file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is 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: Finding your .XLIFF file

2. The second step is locating 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”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .XLIFF file on Linux

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

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. You can also use OmegaT and Maxprograms Swordfish software.

Step 2

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

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “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”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .XLIFF file?

If you are still unable to open the .XLIFF file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .XLIFF file.xlk – Microsoft, .xll – Microsoft, .xlm – Microsoft, .xlmv – Thunder Network Technologies, .xlnk – XML Shortcut File. 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 .XLIFF file with the Maxprograms Swordfish, OmegaT programs on Windows, Maxprograms Swordfish, OmegaT programs on Mac and Maxprograms Swordfish, OmegaT software on Linux.