What is a .XPI File And How To Open It – Mozilla (Simple Steps)

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Introduction

While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .xpi extension. You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .xpi file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .XPI file?

The .XPI file extension stands for Cross-platform Installer Package. This file extension was developed by Mozilla. The file has the zip format, and it is a plugin related file.

What to know

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

How to open a .XPI file?

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

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

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

1. In the first step you need to download the Mozilla SeaMonkey software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Thunderbird and Mozilla SeaMonkey.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .XPI 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, 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 Mozilla SeaMonkey software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .XPI file on Mac

To open the .xpi file on Mac, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Mozilla SeaMonkey software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Thunderbird and Mozilla SeaMonkey.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .XPI 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 Mozilla SeaMonkey 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 .XPI file on Linux

To open the .xpi file on Linux, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Mozilla SeaMonkey software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Thunderbird and Mozilla SeaMonkey.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .XPI 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 Mozilla SeaMonkey software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .XPI file?

If you are still unable to open the .XPI file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .XPI file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .xpj – Adobe Systems, .xpj – Decisive Tools, .xpk – THQ, .xpl – LcdStudio, .xpl – Objective Development. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .XPI file with the Mozilla SeaMonkey, Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Thunderbird programs on Windows, Mozilla SeaMonkey, Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Thunderbird programs on Mac and Mozilla SeaMonkey, Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Thunderbird software on Linux.