._XLS File Extension
- Category: Spreadsheet Files
- Format: Binary
What are ._XLS files and how to open them?Can't open ._XLS file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the ._XLS file.
What is a ._XLS file extension?
._XLS file extension has been classified as Spreadsheet Files. The format of ._XLS file is Binary
._XLS is Renamed Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet
An _XLS file is a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet file renamed from ".xls" to "._xls". It may have been renamed by a user on purpose or by accident or another program. _XLS files contain the contents of an .XLS file, which may include one or more worksheets, which store and display data in a table format.
You can rename an _XLS file by changing the "._xls" extension to ".xls". After renaming the file, you can open the XLS file with a variety of programs, such as Microsoft Excel and LibreOffice Calc.
_XLS files are sometimes created by email programs, specifically Windows Live Mail, when sending an XLS file via email. Windows Live Mail may rename it if the filename ends with a "." before the "." in the extension. For example, sample..xls is changed to sample._xls by the email program. This also commonly occurs with .DOC, .DOCX, and .XLSX files.
NOTE: XLS files are typically created by Microsoft Excel. However, they may also be created using another spreadsheet program, such as LibreOffice Calc or Apple Numbers.