XBA File Extension

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OpenOffice.org Basic Module Format
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What is XBA file?

XBA is a file extension commonly associated with OpenOffice.org Basic Module Format files. Oracle defined the OpenOffice.org Basic Module Format format standard. Files with XBA extension may be used by programs distributed for Linux, Mac OS, Windows platform. Files with XBA extension are categorized as Plugin Files files. The Plugin Files subset comprises 140 various file formats. Apache OpenOffice supports XBA files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 2 other tools may also be used. Software named Apache OpenOffice was created by Apache Software Foundation. In order to find more detailed information on the software and XBA files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support XBA file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 3 operating systems that support XBA files. XBA files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support XBA file

How to open file with XBA extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening XBA files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with XBA 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 XBA files.

Step 1. Download and install Apache OpenOffice

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports XBA files installed on the system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download Apache OpenOffice and install it on your device. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Apache OpenOffice website and download the installer.

Step 2. Update Apache OpenOffice to the latest version

If the problems with opening XBA files still occur even after installing Apache OpenOffice, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Apache OpenOffice is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that Apache OpenOffice cannot handle files with XBA may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of Apache OpenOffice is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open XBA files to Apache OpenOffice

If you have the latest version of Apache OpenOffice installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage XBA on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Right-click the XBA file and choose Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Apache OpenOffice is installed, check the Always use this app to open XBA files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • Right-click the XBA file and select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with XBA extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the XBA is not faulty

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the XBA file is valid. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. The XBA may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

Should it happed that the XBA is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the XBA file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

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

If you obtained the problematic XBA file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. 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. When downloading the file with XBA extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the OpenOffice.org Basic Module Format file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle Apache OpenOffice

If the systems has insufficient resources to open XBA files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

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 OpenOffice.org Basic Module Format file. It may be the case that the XBA files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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