The File Extensions Database

.XFD File Extension

  • Developer by: UWI
  • Category: Data Files
  • Format: Text

What is an .XFD file?

.XFD is XFD File

File that uses the Extensible Forms Description Language (XFDL) standard to represent a structured, legally-binding business form; contains business form data including layout, digital signatures, inline expressions, and business transaction details; addresses business transaction needs for auditability, non-repudiation, preservation of context, and security.

XFD files are the same as .XFDL files. They were designed to create standardized business forms and are used in government and business transactions.

NOTE: The United States Airforce discontinued the use of IBM PureEdge Viewer. You should use the Lotus Forms Viewer instead.

Programs that open XFD File
IBM Lotus Forms Viewer
File Type 2:

FormFlow 99 Form Data File

Developer by: JetForm Category: Data Files

File created in the FormFlow 99 format, which was developed by JetForm; contains page form element information, such as the names and values of text fields; used for storing form data that can be imported into a PDF document.

XFD files are similar to .XFDF files, except XFDF files are more common and have a newer format that uses XML formatting.

NOTE: FormFlow 99 XFD files should not be confused with Extensible Forms Description Language (XFDL) files, which also use the ".xfd" extension.

Programs that open FormFlow 99 Form Data File
Adobe Acrobat DC
Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
Adobe Acrobat DC
Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
Adobe Acrobat Reader DC

How to solve problems with XFD files

  • Associate the XFD file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any XFD file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.XFD files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the XFD file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .XFD is XFD File. Because only the current version supports the latest XFD file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the UWI manufacturer website after an available .XFD is XFD File update.
  • To make sure that your XFD file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.