SML file format description

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

3 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.sml - Simile Model

The SML data files are related to Simile. The SML file is a Simile Model. Simile is a visual modelling environment developed at the University of Edinburgh, and now marketed by Simulistics Ltd.

Data files
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Simile Model related extensions:
Hype Symbol Cache Data
Palm OS Desktop Data
ACDSee Thumbnail Cache
Drools Rule Language Data
Sunnysoft InterWrite Skin
Windows Server Security Policy Database

.sml - ArcInfo Simple Macro Language Data

The SML data files are related to ESRI ArcGIS Desktop. The SML file is an ArcInfo Simple Macro Language Data. ArcInfo is a complete and extensible geographic information system.

ESRI ArcGIS Desktop
Data files
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ArcInfo Simple Macro Language Data related extensions:
Signwave Auto-Illustrator Data
ASiC Simple Container
Korg nanoKontrol2 Settings Data
IBM Rational Rose Realtime Workspace Data
Microsoft SQL Server Database Manifest File
Scholars Aid Library Backup

.smil - Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language Data

The SMIL multimedia files are related to Windows Media Player. The SMIL file a Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language Data. SMIL is a W3C Recommended XML markup language for describing multimedia presentations.

Windows Media Player
Multimedia files
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smi, sml, ssmil
Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language Data related extensions:
Yookoo Playlist
WebVTT Document
MP3Man Playlist
Kazaa Playlist
TCMP Playlist
RAM Metafile

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

Can't open a .sml 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.

The .sml file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

cml, eml, ml, msl, qml, shl, skl, sl, sll, slm, sm, smi, smk, smm, smo

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

Microsoft Outlook Express E-Mail
Adobe Authorware Resource Data
SMath Studio Document
PhotoImpact Gallery
SMILES Chemical Document
Chemical Markup Language File

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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