XBEL File Extension

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XBEL Bookmarks Format
  • Developer
    Python XML SIG
  • Popularity
    4 (3 votes)

What is XBEL file?

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 190 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.

Programs which support XBEL file extension

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.

Programs that support XBEL file

How to open file with XBEL extension?

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.

Step 1. Download and install Arora

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.

Step 2. Check the version of Arora and update if needed

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.

Step 3. Set the default application to open XBEL files to Arora

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

  • Clicking the XBEL with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the 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 Arora is installed, check the Always use this app to open XBEL files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with XBEL extension, 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 XBEL extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the XBEL is not faulty

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.

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

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.

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

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.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

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.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Arora

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

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

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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