The Four Best Ways to Open XPT Files

The first way you should always try to open file extension XPT is to double-click it, but when that doesn’t work, there are a few other things you can try. There are lots of programs that can open different file extensions, and there are some simple ways you can tell which one to use.

Pick the Right Program

Start by choosing the right program to open your XPT file. A few of the most common programs used to open XPT files are listed below. One of them should be able to open your XPT file.

  • SAS Transport Format
  • Dungeons & Dragons Core Rules 2
  • eXact Packager Models )
  • XPCOM Type Library

Note the File Type

Other programs may be able to open your XPT file, depending on the type of file it is. You can find the file type listed in the file’s properties. On a Windows PC, right-click the file, click "Properties", then look under “Type of File.” On a Mac computer, right-click the file, click “More Info,” then look under “Kind”.


Tip: If it’s the XPT file extension, it probably falls under the Plugin Files type, so any program used for Plugin Files should open your XPT file.

Ask the Developer

Contacting the software developer is another easy way to get help opening a XPT file. You can find the developers for the most common programs used to open XPT files in the list below.

Software Developer
SAS Transport Format XPORT
Dungeons & Dragons Core Rules 2 Wizards of the Coast Inc.
eXact Packager Models ) Giunti Interactive Labs S.r.l. (a company of Giunti Publising Group
XPCOM Type Library PC Software Company

Use a Universal File Viewer

When all else fails, a universal file viewer is the best way to open a XPT file. Programs like File Magic (Download) can open many different types of files, depending on the format. Although, some files may not be compatible with these programs. If your XPT file isn’t compatible, it will only open in binary format.

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