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Details of extension .xml

1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) in our database

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

  • What is the .xml file?
  • Which program can create the .xml file?
  • Where can you find a description of the .xml format?
  • What can convert .xml files to a different format?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .xml extension?

Extensible Markup Language File

XML file is an Extensible Markup Language document. XML is a simple, very flexible text format derived from SGML (ISO 8879). Originally designed to meet the challenges of large-scale electronic publishing, XML is also playing an increasingly important role in the exchange of a wide variety of data on the Web and elsewhere.
Category: Document files
Application: -
Program name: -
Mime-type: text/xml
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
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Other types of files may also use the .xml file extension. If you have helpful information about .xml extension, write to us!

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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The .xml filename extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

sml (39), xm (19), aml (1), zml (1), xmo (1), xmk (1), xll (1), ml (1), cml (1), xmp (1), xmm (1), xmi (1), xlm (1), xl (1), mxl (1)

Can't open a .xml file?

If you want to open a .xml file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. If the .xml association isn't set correctly, you may receive the following error message:

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.xml

To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program whith which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2003/2008/2012/2016, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android