PS1XML file format description

Many people share .ps1xml files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .ps1xml file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .ps1xml files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.ps1xml - Windows PowerShell Types File

The PS1XML development files are related to Windows PowerShell. The PS1XML file is a Windows PowerShell Types File. Windows PowerShell is Microsoft's task automation framework, consisting of a command-line shell and associated scripting language built on top of, and integrated with the .NET Framework.

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Naturally, other applications may also use the .ps1xml file extension. Even harmful programs can create .ps1xml files. Be especially cautious with .ps1xml files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .ps1xml file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


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 one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Windows 11, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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