How do I Open a XFL File online in Windows and MAC with a free .XFL opener

File type:  Adobe Flash Exchange Format


One commonly file format today is an XFL. In this piece, we will show how to open an XFL file to view what it contains. 

XFL files are generally associated with Adobe Systems (Flash). When Adobe introduced their CS4 products, they came in a new exchange format, the XFL. XFL are ZIP archives that contain the source materials for any Flash document. Inside the XFL is an XML file that describes the documents in such a manner that Adobe Flash can read.

The XML file inside the XFL zip archive also provides descriptions for other constructs and contents in the document.

What is an XFL File ?

The purpose of creating an XFL file is to provide an avenue for other programs to create their own Flash files. And to also exchange the data source for such files. For example, it can be for modify images in an archive without disrupting the timeline.

How to open XFL files?

You will need to install a software like Adobe Flash on your device. If you don’t have compatible software on your system, you will get this message “How do you want to open this file? Or you may see this “Windows cannot open the file.” These are the type of messages you may get each time you try to open the XFL without a suitable program. If you are unable to open your file directly, do the following:

  • Right-click the file in question
  • Click “Open with” then choose the application that you downloaded.


Below are two very effective programs to open or/and to convert XFL

#1 Flash by Adobe Systems

Adobe Flash System is a specific program for XFL files. You can download it onto your system and use it according to directions.

#2 xICE Desktop encrypted folder 

xICE Desktop by Network At Home Ent uses algorithm encryption. It is password protected. xICE protects your files with a password. It can also to encrypt folders, files, and emails that have several attachments. 


Although there are other 3rd party programs that work well with XFL, Adobe Flash and xICE Desktop are two of the most widely used programs for XFL files. Adobe Flash is the flagship program by the developer, which is what makes it very effective. xICE, on the other hand, is equally effective, and it provides you with the added value of file, emails, and folder protection through its password lock.