What is the .xpi File Extension?

What is the .xpi file extension?

An .xpi (Mozilla Installer package) file is a zip file and is associated with the Mozilla Firefox web-browser. An .xpi file contains a number of other files in compressed format and is primarily used for installing Web browser extensions.

If you need to install a local version of the .xpi file, drag and drop the file into an open Firefox browser window.

Another way of installing the .xpi file is through the File menu of a Firefox browser window. To do this, perform the following steps:

  1. Open Firefox web browser.
  2. Click the File menu.
  3. Next click Open, browse to the location of the .xpi file, and click OK.

What is a browser extension or add-on?

Browser extensions or add-ons are software that are typically used to add new features and functionalities to your web browser. For instance, you may use a browser extension to add a new search engine, change the theme of your web browser, add a dictionary and so on.

Which programs can open .xpi files?

Both, on a Windows and Mac Operating System, you can use XPInstall (included with Firefox web browser) to open .xpi files.

What can I do if an .xpi file on my computer is corrupt?

If you have a corrupt .xpi file, you can easily repair it with the help of a reliable file extension repair tool. These tools also allow you to open files with different file extensions when you do not have supported software on your computer.