XFDL File Extension

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XFDL Format
  • Developer
    UWI
  • Popularity
    3.2 (5 votes)

What is XFDL file?

Full format name of files that use XFDL extension is XFDL Format. UWI defined the XFDL Format format standard. XFDL files are supported by software applications available for devices running Mac OS, Windows. XFDL file belongs to the Web Files category just like 190 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular program for handling XFDL files is Lotus Forms Viewer, but users can choose among 3 different programs that support this file format.

Programs which support XFDL file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with XFDL files, divided into 2 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with XFDL extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support XFDL file

How to open file with XFDL extension?

Problems with accessing XFDL may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to XFDL Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with XFDL files.

Step 1. Download and install Lotus Forms Viewer

Problems with opening and working with XFDL files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with XFDL files being present on your machine. The most obvious solution is to download and install Lotus Forms Viewer or one to the listed programs: TextEdit, PureEdge Viewer, NotePad++ text editor. 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 Lotus Forms Viewer website and download the installer.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Lotus Forms Viewer

You still cannot access XFDL files although Lotus Forms Viewer is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that Lotus Forms Viewer cannot handle files with XFDL may be that the software is outdated. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Lotus Forms Viewer.

Step 3. Associate XFDL Format files with Lotus Forms Viewer

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate XFDL files with latest version of Lotus Forms Viewer you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Right-click the XFDL file and choose 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 Lotus Forms Viewer is installed, check the Always use this app to open XFDL files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected XFDL file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select Lotus Forms Viewer and click Change for all...
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with XFDL extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

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

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the XFDL file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. Check the XFDL file for viruses or malware

Should it happed that the XFDL is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the XFDL file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the scanner detected that the XFDL file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

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

If the XFDL file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. It could happen the the download process of file with XFDL 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.

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 Lotus Forms Viewer

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

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

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with XFDL Format files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle XFDL files.

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