Open XSD files

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Have you encountered a problem with a XSD 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 XSD file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your XSD file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

What is XSD file?

XSD files are so-called XML schema definitions. Among other things, they specify which elements and attributes may appear in an XML file, as well as the relationship between elements and their data type. In addition, new data types can be defined or existing ones expanded, which can then be used in XML files.

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XSD files are pure text files that can be viewed and edited in any text editor. However, it is recommended to use an XML editor.

Programs which can open a XSD file

How to open file with XSD extension?

In order to open a file with XSD extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening XSD 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 XSD files, follow the instructions below.
Install BBEdit or other program from the list

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

Set BBEdit as the default program for opening XSD 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 XSD 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 BBEdit applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where BBEdit has been installed.


Check the section that lists most common problems with XSD files

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

  • File data is corrupted
  • XSD 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 XSD files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • XSD 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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