How Can I Open an OXPS or XPS file on Windows 10?

Before getting into the solution, let us first understand what an OXPS or an XPS file is. An XPS file represents page layout files based on XML paper specifications that Microsoft creates. Previously there existed the EMF file format, which later was replaced by the XPS file format. In simpler words, it is the Microsoft version of PDF format.

Essentially Windows 10 computers come with a pre-installed XPS viewer application that you can use to view these types of files. However, if you have been trying to open an XPS file and it is showing some error, it is possible that either the application has been removed due to some mistake or it wasn’t on your computer in the first place.

If this is the case with you, there is no need to worry. All the UWP (Universal Windows Platform) applications can easily be installed on your Windows computer. You have to download an XPS viewer from the Microsoft store, which we will discuss in this risewindows article.

How can I open an OXPS or XPS file in Windows 10?

Use the following steps to open the OXPS or XPS document on Windows 10:-

Step 1: Go to the taskbar on your computer and click on the start button. In the search bar, type XPS. Click on  “XPS Viewer” in the search results.

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Step 2: After the XPS viewer shows up on your screen, drag and drop the file you want to open.

You can also go to the File menu and then to the Open option and select the document from your PC to open it manually.

The above steps will help you open the  XPS or OXPS document on your Windows 10 PC.

How to Install XPS Viewer in Windows 10?

Use the following steps if your Windows 10 XPS Viewer application is missing and you want to install it:-

Step 1: Open the settings app on your computer. Go to the Start button and then the Settings gear icon.

Step 2: Find the Apps category.

Step 3: From the left pane, click on the “Apps & features” tab.

Step 4: On the right side pane of “Apps & features,” click on the link labeled “Optional features.”

Step 5: Look for the “Add a feature” button and click on it.

Step 6: Type XPS in the search box of the window that pops up.

Step 7: Check the checkbox “XPS Viewer.”

Step 8: Click on the Install button.

Once you complete all the above steps, the XPS Viewer application will automatically be downloaded and installed on your computer.

That is it.

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