Cannot Open File - Opened Once changed something can not open again

By errin.johnson ·
I have a file that I was able to view with a XP viewer software - I changed something and now I cannot view it at all. It says it is not a XP Document but the extension is.xps on the file as though nothing changed but still cannot open. I want to go to school to learn all this. It makes me a little nutty because I know it is something simple.

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Reinstall Viewer and/or Check default application

by bens In reply to Cannot Open File - Opened ...

Although I've never used this software, it sounds as if you'll need to first check the default application for that .xps extension. You can find that in Control Panel > Folder Options > File Types Tab. Find .XPS and look for it's default application. Can you find anything associated with it?

It could be that you need to reinstall the Viewer software to reset the extensions it auto associates with.

Here is the link for the XP Viewer:

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Thank You

by errin.johnson In reply to Reinstall Viewer and/or C ...

I could not find file types tab to be able to see default application with this file. I was able to get another credit file online and so I was able to print that one out.

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XPS file extension................

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to Cannot Open File - Opened ...

I found the XPS extension explained as the following:

The XML Paper Specification (XPS), formerly codenamed "Metro" and subsuming the Next Generation Print Path (NGPP) marketing concept, is Microsoft's initiative to integrate document creation and viewing into its Windows operating system. XPS is scheduled to be shipped with Microsoft's Windows Vista. The file format is basically a Zipped XML file. In both XP and Vista if you look in the Control Panel Printers you should find an XPS Printer pre-installed. To create these files you only need to use that printer for the output device.

So, if you 'changed' something with a 'viewer', you've probably corrupted the file so that it will never work again.

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by errin.johnson In reply to XPS file extension....... ...

I may have corrupted the file but was fortunate enough to get another copy of the file.

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