XEF file format description

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

2 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.xef - WinAce Encrypted Archive

The XEF archive files are related to WinAce. The XEF file is a WinAce Encrypted Archive. WinAce is a software to compress and decompress files. The WinAce seems to be no longer supported.

Archive files
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WinAce Encrypted Archive related extensions:
WinAce Archive

.xef - X-Genics eManager Form Data

The XEF data files are related to eManager. The XEF file is a X-Genics eManager Form Data. eManager is a compliance software for business processes and procedures published by X-Genics.

Data files
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X-Genics eManager Form Data related extensions:
X-Genics eManager Metered Units Data
X-Genics eManager File Packaging Information
X-Genics eManager Skin Data
X-Genics eManager Process Definition
X-Genics eManager Auto-Update File
X-Genics eManager Template Package

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

Can't open a .xef 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 .xef file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

aef, cef, def, ef, exf, sef, x3f, xdf, xe, xeb, xec, xed, xee, xer, xet

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

Xilinx CORE Generator Pin File
Extensible Data Format File
IMVU Material File
CenturionMail Encrypted Email
SciFinder Chemical eXchange Format Data
XCAP Diff Data

Operating systems

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