XSD File - opening and understanding

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

What is an XSD file?

XSD is an acronym for XML Schema Description. Files that contain the .xsd file extension are used in order to determine which attributes and elements will appear in an associated XML document. An XSD file may also be used to determine what data is stored in the file elements.

The XSD file extension is also used by the Pattern Maker software application (a cross stitch program). It uses .XSD files to store cross stitch patterns (designs) created by professional and amateur cross stitch fans. These designs can be transfered to an embroidery machine, which will stitch the design automatically, without human intervention.

How to open XSD 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 XSD for different purposes.

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

Suggest another file format using extension XSD

While we know of one file format using the .XSD 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 .XSD file.

Various viewers for this file format

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

WinRARWinRARUser submitted
Microsoft Web Platform ExtensionsMicrosoft Web Platform ExtensionsUser submitted
Stuffit ExpanderStuffit ExpanderUser submitted
Any Video Converter ProfessionalAny Video Converter ProfessionalUser submitted
Flash Movie PlayerFlash Movie PlayerUser submitted
progeCAD ProfessionalprogeCAD ProfessionalUser submitted
Oxygen XML EditorOxygen XML EditorUser submitted
progeCAD Professional EnglishprogeCAD Professional EnglishUser submitted
Materials StudioMaterials StudioUser submitted
Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with XSD-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 XSD-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!