Files with xfd extension are usually encountered on various eCommerce websites and contain data saved in Adobe XFDL (eXtensible Forms Description Language) file format.

There are 2 other file types using
the XFD file extension!

empty icon.xfd - Acu4GL extended description

empty icon.xfd - Atari disk image

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XFD file extension - Adobe XFDL format XML form

What is xfd file? How to open xfd files?

File type specification:

Text file type icon Text file type

xfd file icon: xfd filetype icon

File extension xfd is related to Adobe Extensible Forms Description Language (XFDL).

The Extensible Forms Description Language is an XML extension language that addresses key problems involved with doing electronic commerce on the Web, originally developed by JetForm from FormFlow 99 format.

XFDL instances are XML documents; the form definition is encoded using XML elements and attributes.

In addition, XFDL imposes many constraints on the contents of the elements and the values of the attributes. In this specification, the nesting and sequence relationships between the elements and attributes are given, where possible, in DTD notation, while the constraints on element contents and attribute values are given in the BNF notation found in the XML specification.

The DTD-syntax description of the elements and attributes is "almost complete" because XFDL allows the insertion of arbitrary non-XFDL elements in certain well-defined places. Furthermore, the allowed content of several XFDL elements depends on the value of a particular attribute; once again, neither of these facts is expressible using DTDs.

MIME types:

The default software associated to open xfd file:

Adobe Acrobat icon

Adobe Systems Incorporated logoAdobe Acrobat  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Adobe Systems Incorporated

Adobe Acrobat is fully featured document solution that works with PDF format and is able of both opening and editing of existing PDF documents, or creating new ones from scratch. Acrobat DC is the last version after Acrobat XI. You can purchase it as standalone desktop software. 

Adobe Acrobat Reader icon

Adobe Systems Incorporated logoAdobe Acrobat Reader  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Adobe Systems Incorporated

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC (formerly Adobe Acrobat Reader or Reader X) is a PDF documents viewer-only software from Adobe.

IBM Lotus Forms picture or screenshot

IBM logoIBM Lotus Forms  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:

IBM Lotus Forms is application used to create XML-based electronic forms in Extensible Forms Description Language (XFDL) file format. IBM Lotus Forms was replaced by IBM Forms software.

Adobe Creative Cloud icon

Adobe Systems Incorporated logoAdobe Creative Cloud  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
Adobe Systems Incorporated

Adobe Creative Cloud is latest member of Creative family. With this version Adobe moved from one-time fee to subscription based model, while no longer plans to offer one time purchase options like the users were used. There is either annual or monthly fee for using the whole bundle or just one program.

Help how to open:

XFD format can be opened in Adobe Acrobat Reader or PureEdge Viewer or any text editor.

How to convert:

There is no way how to convert XFD XFDL format XML form file to another file format.

Find conversions from xfd file:

xfd to pdf

File identification strings:

HEX code: 3C 3F 78 6D 6C 20
ASCII code: .?xml

Related links:

XFDL overview

List of software applications associated to the .xfd file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open xfd file, edit xfd file, convert xfd file, view xfd file, play xfd file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting xfd files.

Software that open xfd file - Adobe XFDL format XML form

Programs supporting the exension xfd on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open xfd file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with xfd file by default:
Adobe Acrobat small icon Adobe Acrobat
IBM Lotus Forms

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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