What is a .XUR File And How To Open It – Microsoft (Visual Guide)

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Have you downloaded a file with .xur extension, but you are not sure what it is? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. In this article we will explain what .xur file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .XUR file?

The .XUR file extension stands for Xbox 360 Binary User Interface File. The development of this file was done by Microsoft. The format of this file is binary, and it is a settings related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .xur file on 1 platform.

How to open a .XUR file?

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

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

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

1. In the first step you need to download the Microsoft Xbox SDK software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is Microsoft Xbox SDK.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .XUR 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 right click on your file and choose “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 Microsoft Xbox SDK software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .XUR file?

If you are still unable to open the .XUR file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .XUR file.xv0 – Lattice Technology, .xv3 – Lattice Technology, .xva – Citrix, .xvct – MindVision Software, .xvd – Microsoft. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .XUR file with the Microsoft Xbox SDK program on Windows.