Can't open XPS file. Which app is responsible for this?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Michael Nemtsev, May 30, 2006.

  1. Abruptly, XPS files can't been open.
    Which app is responsible for this and which app do I need to set to open
    ..xps files?


    PS: Vista Beta2 [Ultimate]
     
    Michael Nemtsev, May 30, 2006
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  2. Andre Da Costa [Extended64], May 30, 2006
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  3. It was opened in the Home version of Vista.
    After I reinstall to the Ultimate one I can't open it even in IE :(



     
    Michael Nemtsev, May 30, 2006
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  4. XPS is a feature of all Editions of Vista. I can't diagnose why you are
    encountering this except for the XPS file being corrupted. My recommendation
    would be to download back the file again and try opening it.
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    Andre Da Costa [Extended64], May 30, 2006
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  5. Your right - XPS is part of WinFX, and having the Beta 2 with WinFX
    preinstalled should let you view them in IE pretty well. However, if it
    doesn't, try installing WinFX again and hopefully this should fix it.
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/windowsvista/downloads/getthebeta/default.aspx

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    Zack Whittaker, May 30, 2006
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  6. To actually answer your question, it's an app called XPSViewer.exe. Typing
    XPSViewer in the start menu search box found its folder for me (in system32
    somewhere IIRC). It should also appear in the list of programs one can
    associate with a file type.
     
    Chris Altmann, May 30, 2006
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  7. Nope, I can't find that. As far as I am aware, the only XPS tools in Vista
    is Internet Explorer 7 browser for viewing and the XPS Print driver for
    creating such content.
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    Andre Da Costa [Extended64], May 31, 2006
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  8. I found that file and point it to open .XPS extentions, but IE starts
    blinking trying to create new instance and unloading it abruptly :(

     
    Michael Nemtsev, May 31, 2006
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  9. Done for the couple of times.
    When I try to open it in IE, IE starts blinking trying to create new
    instance and unloading it abruptly :(

     
    Michael Nemtsev, May 31, 2006
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  10. Ok, I just created a XPS file by printing through the XPS virtual printer in
    Wordpad, and saved the file. I was then able to open the file in the web
    browser.

    Michael, try this:
    Open WordPad, type up something, anything
    Click File
    Click Print
    Select "Microsoft XPS Document Writer"
    Click Print
    Save the file (I saved mine in Documents, you can Desktop, anywhere you can
    locate the file).

    double click the file you saved, and it will open in IE 7+, it will take a
    little while, I notice it is very slow to load.

    I navigated to C: > Windows > SysWOW64 > XPSViewer > XPSViewer

    Where SysWOW64 is would be System 32 on x86 Vista

    I notice this folder was placed in the SysWOW64 folder after I printed the
    XPS file, but the XPSViewer refuses to launch, don't know why, guess its
    broken.
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    Andre Da Costa [Extended64], May 31, 2006
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  11. Hmmm, in that case documet loaded correctly

    But I note one thing that confuse me.
    When I save XPS document to the disk it showed as "XPS Document" in the
    Explorer
    But XPS "Windows_Vista_Product_Guide_Beta_2.xps" downloaded from Microsoft
    has "ZIP type file" label in the Type column of Explorer, notwithstanding
    the fact that it has XPS extention.

    Any ideas?


     
    Michael Nemtsev, Jun 1, 2006
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  12. Can't understand why, I downloaded and it opened directly in the browser,
    slow, but it loaded.
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    Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Jun 3, 2006
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