XMIND File Extension

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XMind Workbook Format
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What is XMIND file?

Files with the XMIND extension are generated exclusively by the Xmind Workbook – an application for brainstorming and thought mapping, for individual and group use. XMIND are document files containing many workbooks with a diagram, which function is to store ideas emerged in a process of brainstorming. Each XMIND workbook may comprise of more than one workbook, analogically to software for creating spreadsheets.

Structure of XMIND

XMIND file is comprised of a compressed ZIP archive, which contains the following component elements:

  • XML document – to store content and styles,
  • PNG file – for thumbnails,
  • folders – for attachments.

Due to the above, thanks to the advantages of ZIP compression, the whole content of a XMIND file can be extracted manually utilising a simple decompression tool. It requires to change the extension of a file from XMIND into ZIP, and to unpack the file.

The prototype of XMIND format was the XMAP format, used in previous versions of XMind software.

XMIND format uses a part of the OpenDocument rules.

Programs that support XMIND file

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the XMIND file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the XMIND file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the XMIND file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the XMIND file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the XMIND file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the XMIND file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

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