Did your computer fail to open an XPT file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .XPT files.
What is an XPT file?
An .XPT file is a Mozilla Firefox Plugin file. These files are associated with the Mozilla Firefox Internet browser. The XPT files that are used by this web browser contain components or plug-ins for Firefox.
For example, the Flash player plug-in is an XPT file that extends Firefox with Flash-movie playback capabilities. The XPT files created for Firefox provide users with more features and functionality when using the Firefox browsing program without modifying the browser itself.
How to open XPT files
You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with extension XPT for different purposes. We have identified 1 XPT opener for Windows that is compatible with this specific type of XPT file.
Programs that open XPT files
What else are .XPT files used for?
While Mozilla Firefox Plugin is a popular type of XPT-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .XPT extension.
The XPT file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different apps may use the same file extension for different types of data. So an XPT opener may not be able to open all kinds of XPT files. In this case, look through both formats to make sure you find the best suited XPT viewer.
SAS Transport (XPORT) Format
A file with file extension XPT may also be an export file created by SAS, a statistical software suite developed by SAS Institute. These export files are also called transport files, as they are used to transport data between systems.
An XPT export file may contain one or multiple datasets. They are created using Proc Copy with the XPORT engine in SAS and are normally compressed to save space.