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.XL File Extension

File TypeExcel Spreadsheet

DeveloperMicrosoft
Popularity
3.3 (11 Votes)
CategorySpreadsheet Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

What is an XL file?

Alternative extension used for Excel spreadsheet files; contains data organized in rows and columns; can be exported from Excel as a text file, .CSV, or .TSV file.

More Information

Excel files typically use the .XLS file extension.

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Programs that open XL files
Windows
Microsoft Excel 2016
Mac
Microsoft Excel 2016
Updated 4/25/2007

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