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XL file format description

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

2 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.xls - Microsoft Excel Worksheet

The XLS document files are related to Microsoft Excel. XLS file is a Microsoft Excel worksheet. Microsoft Office Excel is a spreadsheet application written and distributed by Microsoft for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X.

Microsoft Excel
Document files
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excel, xl
Microsoft Excel Worksheet related extensions:
Plone Page Template
Naver Word Document
MuseScore Compressed Music Score
MuseScore Music Score
XML-Data Reduced Schema
Device Independent File

.x - XBLite Source Code

The X development files are related to XBLite Compiler. X file is an XBLite Source Code. XBLite is an offshoot of the XBasic programming language. The XBLite compiler translates programs from source form into assembly language.

XBLite Compiler
Development files
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xbl, xl
XBLite Source Code related extensions:
MACSIMUS Metamake Data
NetObjects Fusion Preview
NetObjects Fusion Components
Koda FormDesigner Data
Erlang Application Upgrade File
Erlang Compiled BEAM File

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

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

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

al, cl, dl, lx, sl, x1, xi, xm, xo, xp, zl

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

FastTracker 2 Pattern
Zlib Compressed Data
FastTracker 2 Instrument
HP-UX Shared Library
OpenCL Kernel
Sugar Linux Application Bundle

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

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

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