XSS File Extension

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XML Style Sheet
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What is XSS file?

Full format name of files that use XSS extension is XML Style Sheet. XML Style Sheet format was developed by Oracle. XSS file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. XSS file format, along with 303 other file formats, belongs to the Web Files category. Users are advised to use Microsoft Office software for managing XSS files, although 1 other programs can also handle this type of file. On the official website of Microsoft Corporation developer not only will you find detailed information about theMicrosoft Office software, but also about XSS and other supported file formats.

Programs which support XSS file extension

The following listing features XSS-compatible programs. Files with XSS 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 XSS file

How to open file with XSS extension?

Problems with accessing XSS may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with XSS 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 XSS files.

Step 1. Get the Microsoft Office

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports XSS files installed on the system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Microsoft Office or different compatible program, such as Microsoft SharePoint Workspace. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download Microsoft Office installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Microsoft Corporation website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Microsoft Office

You still cannot access XSS files although Microsoft Office 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 Microsoft Office installed, it may not support XSS format. The latest version of Microsoft Office should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate XML Style Sheet files with Microsoft Office

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

Change the default application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the XSS file
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Microsoft Office is installed, check the Always use this app to open XSS files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the XSS file and select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with XSS extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the XSS 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 XSS file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

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

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the XSS file hinders attempts to open 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 XSS 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 XSS file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. 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 XSS extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Microsoft Office

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support XSS files. Close all running programs and try opening the XSS file.

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 XML Style Sheet file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with XSS files affecting older versions of given software.

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