Opening XBEL files

Did your computer fail to open a XBEL file? We explain what XBEL files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your XBEL files.

What is a XBEL file?

XBEL is an acronym for XML Bookmark Exchange Language. This programming language is an Internet bookmarks exchange file format and is a standard format for the sharing of Internet URLs.

This XML Bookmark Exchange Language language was created by SIG for XML processing in Python. At the time of its development, Python was relatively new and the XBEL file format was meant to show what the language could do.

The XBEL files are used to describe a user's Internet bookmark information for a wide range of Internet browsers.

The Midori, Arora, Galeon and Konqueror Internet browsers all use the XBEL file format when storing a user's Internet bookmarks.

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

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