What is a .XMI File And How To Open It – Object Management Group (Easy Steps)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .xmi extension and you don’t know what it is? 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 .xmi file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .XMI file?

The file extension .XMI is XML Metadata Interchange File. The development of this file was done by Object Management Group. The file has the xml format, and it is a data related file.

What to know

There are currently 5 software that can open the .xmi file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .XMI file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .XMI file on various operating systems.

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

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

1. In the first step you need to download the Visual Paradigm software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is Liquid Technologies Liquid XML Studio, Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, Altova UModel, No Magic MagicDraw and Visual Paradigm.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .XMI 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. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Visual Paradigm software 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 .XMI file on Mac

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

1. In the first step you need to download the Visual Paradigm software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: No Magic MagicDraw and Visual Paradigm.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .XMI 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: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “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 Visual Paradigm software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .XMI file on Linux

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

1. The first step is to download the Visual Paradigm software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use No Magic MagicDraw and Visual Paradigm software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .XMI 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, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Visual Paradigm software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .XMI file?

If you cannot open the .XMI file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .XMI file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .xmind – XMind, .xml – XML File, .xml – Heroine Virtual, .xml.kfl – Microsoft, .xmlff – Control Split. 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 .XMI file with the Visual Paradigm, Liquid Technologies Liquid XML Studio, Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, Altova UModel, No Magic MagicDraw programs on Windows, Visual Paradigm, No Magic MagicDraw programs on Mac and Visual Paradigm, No Magic MagicDraw software on Linux.