Open XBRL files

  • Full name
    Extensible Business Reporting Language
  • Developer
Have you encountered a problem with a XBRL file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a XBRL file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your XBRL file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

Programs which can open a XBRL file

How to open file with XBRL extension?

In order to open a file with XBRL extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening XBRL file occurred, it is highly possible that none of the listed programs is present on user’s system. Even if one or more said programs are installed, there may be issues related with given programs. In order to solve a problem with XBRL files, follow the instructions below.
Install NotePad++ text editor or other program from the list

Most often resolving problems with opening XBRL files is very simple. Just install an appropriate program that supports such files. All of the listed programs support XBRL files, but may vary in offered function and purpose. Some programs may be capable only of viewing contents of XBRL files or offer file conversion options, but may not be capable of editing such files.

Set NotePad++ text editor as the default program for opening XBRL files

It is possible that although a compatible program has been installed on user’s system, it is not used by the system to open it. This may happen because no default application was associated with this type of files. To associate XBRL files with given application, select "Open with" from drop-down menu (accessed by right-clicking on the file). Then select from the list the program or application you want to be used to open this type of file. If the NotePad++ text editor applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where NotePad++ text editor has been installed.


Check the section that lists most common problems with XBRL files

Sometimes problems with opening XBRL files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as:

  • File data is corrupted
  • XBRL files has been not been completely download from the internet (only a part of the data has been downloaded)
  • Currently used user account hasn’t been granted necessary privileges to open XBRL files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • XBRL file was being copied from a corrupted storage device and is incomplete or data is corrupted. (Copying files from unknown or untrusted sources should be conducted with great care as such files may contain malicious software, which can damage your system)

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