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