What is a .XST File And How To Open It – IBM (Easy Steps)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .xst extension, but you have never seen this extension before? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. In this article we will explain what .xst file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .XST file?

The .XST file extension is WebSphere Query Template. It was developed by IBM. The format of this file is xml, and it is a settings related file.

What to know

There are currently 4 software that can open the .xst file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .XST file?

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

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

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

1. In the first step you need to download the Microsoft Visual Studio Code and XMLBlueprint XML Editor software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .XST 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. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Microsoft Visual Studio Code software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .XST file on Mac

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

1. In the first step you need to download the Bare Bones BBEdit software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is Microsoft Visual Studio Code, MacroMates TextMate and Bare Bones BBEdit.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .XST 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 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 Bare Bones BBEdit software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .XST file on Linux

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

1. The first step is to download the Microsoft Visual Studio Code software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .XST 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 Microsoft Visual Studio Code software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .XST file?

If you cannot open the .XST file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .XST file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .xsvf – Xilinx, .xsx – Microsoft, .xt – Starbreeze Studios, .xtb – Angular Translation File, .xtbl – XTBL Ransomware Encrypted File. 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 .XST file with the Microsoft Visual Studio Code, XMLBlueprint XML Editor programs on Windows, Bare Bones BBEdit, Microsoft Visual Studio Code, MacroMates TextMate programs on Mac and Microsoft Visual Studio Code software on Linux.