File Extension Library

.XSD File Extension

  • Category: Developer Files
  • Format: XML

What are .XSD files and how to open them?

Can't open .XSD 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 .XSD file.

What is a .XSD file extension?

.XSD file extension has been classified as Developer Files. The format of .XSD file is XML

.XSD is XML Schema Definition

An XSD file is file used to define what elements and attributes may appear in an XML document. It also defines the relationship of the elements and what data may be stored in them. XSD files are written in the W3C XML Schema language.

XSD file open in Microsoft XML Notepad 2007

XSD files store its contents as text in XML format, which means the files can be opened and viewed by any text editor and numerous other programs. However, if you want to edit an XSD file, you should use an XML editor, such as Microsoft XML Notepad, Bare Bones BBEdit, or SyncRO Soft oXygen XML Editor.

NOTE: XSD files may be used as an alternative to Document Type Definition (.DTD) files for defining XML schemas.

List of all softwares that can open the XML Schema Definition
File Viewer Plus
Microsoft XML Notepad
Microsoft Visual Studio 2017
SyncRO Soft oXygen XML Editor
Liquid Technologies Liquid XML Studio
Progress Stylus Studio
JAPISoft EditiX
Altova XMLSpy
SyncRO Soft oXygen XML Editor
Bare Bones BBEdit
SyncRO Soft oXygen XML Editor

How to fix problems with .XSD files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .XSD files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .XSD file format
  2. You need to check the .XSD file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)