The File Extensions Database

.XFL File Extension

  • Developer by: Adobe Systems
  • Category: Video Files
  • Format: Zip

What is an .XFL file?

.XFL is Animate Movie Archive

An XFL file is a file saved in the Adobe XFL format, which is a compressed archive of an Animate movie's contents. It contains an XML file that specifies the structure of the movie and includes a Library folder that contains movie assets, such as images, audio, or video. XFL files are the XML-based equivalent of .FLA files.

XFL files are used to export movie content into a standard format that can imported into Adobe Animate. They are stored in a standard Zip format.

NOTE: Animate was formerly known as Flash, which was originally developed by Macromedia but then merged with Adobe in 2005. Flash became Animate in 2016.

Programs that open Animate Movie Archive
Adobe Animate CC 2018
Adobe InDesign CC 2019
Adobe After Effects CC 2019
Adobe Animate CC 2018
Adobe InDesign CC 2019
Adobe After Effects CC 2019

How to solve problems with XFL files

  • Associate the XFL file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any XFL file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.XFL files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the XFL 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 .XFL is Animate Movie Archive. Because only the current version supports the latest XFL file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Adobe Systems manufacturer website after an available .XFL is Animate Movie Archive update.
  • To make sure that your XFL file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.