AXL File Extension

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XML Project

What is AXL file?

AXL is a file extension commonly associated with XML Project files. AXL files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. AXL file belongs to the Web Files category just like 303 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular program for handling AXL files is Adobe ExtendScript, but users can choose among 1 different programs that support this file format. On the official website of Adobe Systems Incorporated developer not only will you find detailed information about theAdobe ExtendScript software, but also about AXL and other supported file formats.

Programs which support AXL file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support AXL files. AXL files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support AXL file

How to open file with AXL extension?

Problems with accessing AXL may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with AXL extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with AXL files.

Step 1. Get the Adobe ExtendScript

Problems with opening and working with AXL files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with AXL files being present on your machine. The most obvious solution is to download and install Adobe ExtendScript or one to the listed programs: ArcIMS. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support AXL files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download Adobe ExtendScript installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Adobe Systems Incorporated website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Adobe ExtendScript

If you already have Adobe ExtendScript installed on your systems and AXL files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. The reason that Adobe ExtendScript cannot handle files with AXL may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of Adobe ExtendScript is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign Adobe ExtendScript to AXL files

If you have the latest version of Adobe ExtendScript installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage AXL on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the AXL file
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Adobe ExtendScript is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open AXL files and clicking OK.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with AXL extension, select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with AXL extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Ensure that the AXL file is complete and free of errors

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper AXL file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. Verify that the AXL in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the AXL file hinders attempts to open it. Scan the AXL file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the AXL file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Verify that the AXL file’s structure is intact

If the AXL file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. It could happen the the download process of file with AXL extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Check whether your system can handle Adobe ExtendScript

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with AXL extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with XML Project file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle AXL files.

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