XXE File - opening and understanding

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

What is an XXE file?

An .XXE file is an XXEncoded file. Files that contain the .xxe file extension most commonly hold XXencoded Unix files.

The XXencode process takes files and converts them into a text-based file format. These files are commonly used to email documents and prevent the documents from being corrupted during file transfer. The format was invented to transfer files in a format that would survive character set translation, particularly that between ASCII and the EBCDIC encoding used on IBM mainframes.

Once a file has been sent using the XXE file format, the file must be decoded before the recipient can open the original file on his or her device.

How to open XXE 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 XXE for different purposes. We have identified 2 XXE openers for Windows that is compatible with this specific type of XXE file.

Programs that open these files

BitZipperBitZipperVerified
WinZipWinZipVerified
We have not yet verified any programs for Mac that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!
We have not yet verified any web services that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!

Suggest another file format using extension XXE

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

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of XXE files. Remember, different programs may use XXE 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
WavePad Sound EditorWavePad Sound EditorUser submitted
Switch Sound File ConverterSwitch Sound File ConverterUser submitted
Pixillion Image ConverterPixillion Image ConverterUser submitted
Zulu DJ SoftwareZulu DJ SoftwareUser submitted
SoundTap Streaming Audio RecorderSoundTap Streaming Audio RecorderUser submitted
PowerArchiverPowerArchiverUser submitted
WinAce ArchiverWinAce ArchiverUser submitted
FilzipFilzipUser submitted
Quick ZipQuick ZipUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with XXE-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 XXE-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!