What is a .XML File And How To Open It (Easy Guide)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .xml extension and you don’t know what it is? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .xml file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .XML file?

The file extension .XML stands for XML File. This data related file is in xml format.

What to know

There are currently 7 software that can open the .xml file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .XML file?

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

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

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

1. In the first step you need to download the Altova XMLSpy, SyncRO Soft oXygen XML Editor, Liquid Technologies Liquid XML Studio, JAPISoft EditiX and XMLBlueprint XML Editor software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .XML 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 Altova XMLSpy 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 .XML file on Mac

The .xml file can be opened in 4 steps on Mac.

1. In the first step you need to download the JAPISoft EditiX, Bare Bones BBEdit and MacroMates TextMate software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .XML 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. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the JAPISoft EditiX software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .XML file?

If you are still unable to open the .XML file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .XML file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .xml – Heroine Virtual. 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 .XML file with the Altova XMLSpy, SyncRO Soft oXygen XML Editor, Liquid Technologies Liquid XML Studio, JAPISoft EditiX, XMLBlueprint XML Editor programs on Windows and JAPISoft EditiX, Bare Bones BBEdit, MacroMates TextMate programs on Mac.