XADES file format description
Many people share .xades files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .xades file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .xades files.
1 filename extension(s) found in our database.
.xades - XAdES Signature
The XADES data files are related to SecureBlackbox. XADES file is a XAdES Signature. XAdES (XML Advanced Electronic Signatures) is a set of extensions to XML-DSig recommendation making it suitable for Advanced Electronic Signatures.
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Naturally, other applications may also use the .xades file extension. Even harmful programs can create .xades files. Be especially cautious with .xades files coming from an unknown source!
Can't open a .xades 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.
- Open Control Panel > Control Panel Home > Default Programs > Set Associations.
- Select a file type in the list and click Change Program.
The .xades file extension is often given incorrectly!
According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:
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