INX File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open an INX file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .INX files.

What is an INX file?

Files with the .inx file extension are XML-formatted documents that are exported by the Adobe InDesign software application. These documents are used to describe a specific InDesign file, explaining the number of pages that are contained in the file, the contents of the pages and the layout and settings for each page of the file.

INX files are commonly used to save a file that was created with a newer version of the InDesign into a format that is compatible with older versions of the InDesign application. The InCopy and GoLive applications also use the .inx file format for this same purpose.

How to open INX files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension INX for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different INX openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension INX

While we know of one file format using the .INX file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .INX file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of INX files. Remember, different programs may use INX files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Adobe InDesignAdobe InDesignUser submitted
Stuffit ExpanderStuffit ExpanderUser submitted
Any Video Converter ProfessionalAny Video Converter ProfessionalUser submitted
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Flash Movie PlayerFlash Movie PlayerUser submitted
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TimetableTimetableUser submitted
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SingularLogic Report ViewerSingularLogic Report ViewerUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with INX-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with INX-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!