XPInstall File

File Extension:.xpi
Developer:Mozilla Foundation
Updated:2011-01-10 13:44:28


The Mozilla Foundation is an organization that supports the various Mozilla projects such as Firefox, Thunderbird and various other software. Most Mozilla products support the use of Add-ons to add functions to the software, these function are added by using XPI files which are a derivative from the XPInstall Technology which is able to install over various platforms for Mozilla products.

XPI files which are similar to Zip files usually contain the following.

  » Install script

  » Manifest

  » Data files

Due to the similarity to Zip files it is possible to open these files by changing the file extension from its usual .xpi to .zip.

Compatible Programs

  » Mozilla Firefox

  » Mozilla Thunderbird

More Information

  » http://www.filefacts.net/change_file_extension.php

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