Full format name of files that use XBEL extension is XBEL Bookmarks Format. Python XML SIG defined the XBEL Bookmarks Format format standard. Files with XBEL extension may be used by programs distributed for Linux, Mac OS, Windows platform. Files with XBEL extension are categorized as Web Files files. The Web Files subset comprises 303 various file formats. Users are advised to use Arora software for managing XBEL files, although 4 other programs can also handle this type of file.
The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with XBEL files, divided into 3 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with XBEL suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.
Problems with accessing XBEL may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with XBEL files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with XBEL files.
The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening XBEL files is that no program that can handle XBEL files is installed on user’s system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Arora or different compatible program, such as XBELicious, Midori, KDE Konqueror. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support XBEL files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download Arora installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit website and download from their official repositories.
If you already have Arora installed on your systems and XBEL files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. This can be one of the causes why XBEL files are not compatible with Arora. The latest version of Arora should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.
If you have the latest version of Arora installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage XBEL on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent
Change the default application in Windows
Change the default application in Mac OS
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 XBEL file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.
If the XBEL is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the XBEL file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.
If you obtained the problematic XBEL file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. When downloading the file with XBEL extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.
Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.
If the systems has insufficient resources to open XBEL files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.
Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with XBEL Bookmarks Format file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle XBEL files.
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