What is XPS File Extension?


With the emergence of Windows Vista, the tech giant has introduced XPS file extension which is a smart alternative of PDF but has a fixed layout. Users have the freedom to view, print and share the file extension. To access XPS files, users should be working on Windows Vista/7/8/10 with MS XPS Viewer. Users working on Office 2010 or 2007 can easily open the file extension. They don't need other software assistance. Installing XPS Essential Pack in Windows Server 2003 or XP, the XPS viewer is installed automatically. Make sure the Internet Explorer is installed. The file extension doesn't get as much popularity as PDF.


It belongs to document files.

Supportive Apps

Users can view MS XPS Viewer.


Microsoft is the creator XPS.

MIME Types

  • application/vnd.ms-xpsdocument
  • application/oxps

How to open or view XPS File Extension

Users can open the file using Microsoft XPS Viewer.