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XIF File Extension

ScanSoft Pagis Format
  • Developer
    Nuance Communications
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What is XIF file?

XIF is a file extension commonly associated with ScanSoft Pagis Format files. ScanSoft Pagis Format specification was created by Nuance Communications. Files with XIF extension may be used by programs distributed for Mac OS, Windows platform. XIF file format, along with 137 other file formats, belongs to the Layout Files category. Users are advised to use ACDSee software for managing XIF files, although 6 other programs can also handle this type of file.

Programs which support XIF file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 2 operating systems that support XIF files. Files with XIF 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 XIF file

How to open file with XIF extension?

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

Step 1. Install ACDSee software

Install software to open XIF file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports XIF files installed on the system. The most obvious solution is to download and install ACDSee or one to the listed programs: XnView, Konvertor, Pagis Viewer. 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 ACDSee website and download the installer.

Step 2. Update ACDSee to the latest version

Update software that support file extension XIFYou still cannot access XIF files although ACDSee 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. This can be one of the causes why XIF files are not compatible with ACDSee. The most recent version of ACDSee is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open XIF files to ACDSee

After installing ACDSee (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open XIF files. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Associate software with XIF file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the XIF file
  • 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 ACDSee is installed, check the Always use this app to open XIF files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with XIF file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected XIF 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 ACDSee and click Change for all...
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with XIF extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Check the XIF for errors

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 XIF file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

Check XIF file for viruses
1. The XIF may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

Should it happed that the XIF 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 scanner detected that the XIF file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Ensure the file with XIF extension is complete and error-free

Did you receive the XIF file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. It could happen the the download process of file with XIF extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative 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. Check whether your system can handle ACDSee

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

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with ScanSoft Pagis Format file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with XIF files affecting older versions of given software.

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