An xsn file extension is used for template forms for Microsoft Office InfoPath. Templates are used to quickly create documents with same style and settings. Used in several editions of InfoPath.

There is one other file type using
the XSN file extension!

empty icon.xsn - xyALGEBRA file

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XSN file extension - Microsoft Office InfoPath template form

What is xsn file? How to open xsn files?

File type specification:

Document file type icon Document file type

Microsoft Office file type icon Microsoft Office file type

xsn file icon: xsn filetype icon

The xsn file extension is associated with Microsoft Office InfoPath and used for its template form files. Template file formats are those whose file extension indicates that the file type is intended as a starting point from which to create other files.

Files with xsn file extension were or still are used for:

  • InfoPath Web Browser Form Templates
  • InfoPath Editor Form Templates
  • Info Path 2007 Web Browser Form Templates
  • InfoPath 2007 Editor Form Templates

By default, XSN file is CAB archive, which includes XSD, XSL, JS, VBS and picture image files.

InfoPath and InfoPath 2007 may have different file formats but file extension is the  same.

This xsn file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.

Updated: May 30, 2022

The default software associated to open xsn file:

Microsoft Office icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Office  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Office is popular productivity suite for Microsoft Windows. Microsoft Office contains a set of applications and services used to work with documents (Microsoft Word), spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel), presentations (Microsoft Powerpoint), databases (Microsoft Access) etc..

Microsoft Office can be also used to manage e-mail accounts, tasks, calendars and contacts (Microsoft Outlook). Microsoft Office for Windows is distributed in four editions for Home, Academic and corporate sector.

Microsoft InfoPath icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft InfoPath  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft InfoPath is application used to create and deploy electronic forms solutions to gather information efficiently and reliably. It was part of older Microsoft Office suites, but has been discontinued since 2015.

Help how to open:

XSN is the default file format used by InfoPath, part of Microsoft Office.

How to convert:

Use InfoPath to export template form to other file formats.

Find conversions from xsn file:

xsn to doc

xsn to pdf

File identification strings:

HEX code: 4D 53 43 46 00 00 00 00

List of software applications associated to the .xsn 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 xsn file, edit xsn file, convert xsn file, view xsn file, play xsn 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 xsn files.

Software that open xsn file - Microsoft Office InfoPath template form

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

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