XBL File Extension

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Extensible Binding Language Format
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What is XBL file?

XBL filename suffix is mostly used for Extensible Binding Language Format files. Mozilla defined the Extensible Binding Language Format format standard. XBL file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Linux, Mac OS, Windows system platform. XBL file format, along with 303 other file formats, belongs to the Web Files category. Mozilla Firefox supports XBL files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 7 other tools may also be used. Software named Mozilla Firefox was created by Mozilla. In order to find more detailed information on the software and XBL files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support XBL file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open XBL files divided into 3 categories according to system platform supported. XBL files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support XBL file

How to open file with XBL extension?

Being unable to open files with XBL extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with XBL 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 XBL files.

Step 1. Install Mozilla Firefox software

Problems with opening and working with XBL files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with XBL files being present on your machine. The most obvious solution is to download and install Mozilla Firefox or one to the listed programs: SeaMonkey, XBLite. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support XBL files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading Mozilla Firefox installed is by going to developer’s website (Mozilla) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update Mozilla Firefox to the latest version

You still cannot access XBL files although Mozilla Firefox is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. If you have an older version of Mozilla Firefox installed, it may not support XBL format. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Mozilla Firefox.

Step 3. Set the default application to open XBL files to Mozilla Firefox

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate XBL files with latest version of Mozilla Firefox you have installed 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

  • Clicking the XBL with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Mozilla Firefox is installed, check the Always use this app to open XBL files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected XBL file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with XBL extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the XBL is not faulty

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the XBL file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. Check the XBL file for viruses or malware

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the XBL file hinders attempts to open it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the scanner detected that the XBL file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the XBL 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. If the XBL file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Extensible Binding Language Format file again.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Mozilla Firefox

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with XBL 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 Extensible Binding Language Format file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle XBL files.

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