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XPS file format description

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

2 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.xps - XML Paper Document

The XPS document files are related to Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0. XPS file is an XML Paper Document. The XML Paper Specification (XPS), formerly codenamed "Metro", is a document storage and viewing specification developed by Microsoft. XPS is shipped with Microsoft's Windows Vista.

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0
Document files
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XML Paper Document related extensions:
Unix Readme Document
Notation3 Document
Unicode Text File
Encapsulated Comma Separated Value File
Calendar Printing Assistant Template
Chinese Text File

.xps - DB/TextWorks Exported Set Definitions

The XPS data files are related to DB/TextWorks. XPS file is a DB/TextWorks Exported Set Definitions. DB/TextWorks is a popular Windows database management and text retrieval system. The DB/TextWorks seems to be no longer supported.

Data files
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DB/TextWorks Exported Set Definitions related extensions:
Help and Manual Skin Data
Editing Encog Analyst File
Adventure SOS Compiled Walkthrough
Adventure SOS Walkthrough Source
Heliosoft Seismaster Input Well Path
Heliosoft Seismaster Colormap File

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

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

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

aps, cps, dps, ps, pxs, sps, xls, xos, xp, xpq, xpw, xpx, xpz, xs, xsp

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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FastTracker 2 Pattern
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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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