Open oxps file

oxps file icon Did your computer fail to open oxps file? We explain what oxps files are and recommend software that we know can open your oxps files.

What is oxps file?

Files with oxps file extension are documents created in Windows 8/10 using the latest version of the Open XML Paper Specification. You can easily view *.oxps files using the pre-installed Windows XPS viewer, but only in the latest versions of Windows. For older versions of Windows, you will need to convert oxps to xps.

oxps file description

The oxps file extension is mainly related to a latest variant of the XML Paper Specification, which was introduced in Windows 8 and used ever since even in current Windows 10.

The new Open XML Paper Specification (or OpenXPS) is similar to the previous XPS format, however it is not compatible and therefore uses another file ending.

OXPS and XPS documents are basically an alternative to PDF format meant for printing fixed layout documents.

The older XPS file format was originally developed by Microsoft and Ecma International for an electronic representation of digital documents that can be can easily created, shared, printed.

When you are creating .xps files in Windows 8 and Windows 10, the system saves the files in OXPS format by default. You can still change the output to older XPS thought.

The problem many users experience is that you cannot open .oxps files in Windows 7, or in any programs that support only older standard XPS format. Which means you will have to first convert oxps to xps, for example with Microsoft's XpsConverter utility.

MIME type used for oxps files:

Software that will open oxps file

Microsoft XPS Viewer

The default XPS viewer in Windows

Microsoft XPS Document Writer

The default print to file driver for XPS documents


A XPS/OPXS command-line converter

What file extension actually is?

Simply put, file extensions are the characters after the dot in the file name, so for example filename.mp3 has file extension „mp3“. This helps Windows to identify which program should be used to open the file.

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