The XIP file extension is related to the Hotbar image compression format (Skin).

There are 3 other file types using
the XIP file extension!

empty icon.xip - HP 95LX execute-in-place program

empty icon.xip - Xbox dashboard data

empty icon.xip - Photo Mechanic metadata

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Software that open xip file

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XIP file extension - Hotbar image compression format (Skin)

What is xip file? How to open xip files?

The XIP file extension is associated with the HotBar a software that integrates some widgets and utilities to Microsoft Windows. It is also detected as a spyware by some anti-spyware apps. The .xip file stores skin for HotBar.

The default software associated to open xip file:

Hotbar  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:

Hotbar was tool for web browser, outlook and outlook express used to add extra skins to these programs. It also allows the user to add emoticons to emails created in Outlook or Outlook Express and to check weather reports. It is obsolete product and also reported by some security tools as adware.

Help how to open:

This file type is not meant to be opened directly, there is no software that could open and work with it directly, or there is no information available in public sources about opening this file type. This is usually the case of some internal data files, caches, temporary files etc.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .xip file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .xip 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 xip file, edit xip file, convert xip file, view xip file, play xip file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Settings file type for software that use xip file - Hotbar image compression format (Skin)

Programs supporting the exension xip on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about Hotbar for settings xip file action.

Microsoft Windows:

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