How do I open XPI Files

Discussion in 'alt.windows7.general' started by ArtReid, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. ArtReid

    ArtReid Guest

    I am trying to open a Firefox addon file that is in an *.xpi format , with
    no success. All the sites I goto are just trying to get you to install there
    software.
    ArtReid, Jan 16, 2012
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    Mark Guest

    They are usually ZIP files. Just unzip them.

    Mark


    > I am trying to open a Firefox addon file that is in an *.xpi format , with
    > no success. All the sites I goto are just trying to get you to install there
    > software.
    >
    Mark, Jan 16, 2012
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  3. ArtReid wrote:
    > I am trying to open a Firefox addon file that is in an *.xpi format ,
    > with no success. All the sites I goto are just trying to get you to
    > install there software.


    (For Firefox 8 and later) Open Firefox, open the add-on manager, then
    click on the small cog in the top right hand corner of the page, then
    select "Install add-on from file" in the dialogue box, then navigate to
    the .xpi file.

    I suspect that right-clicking on the file might automatically open it in
    Forefox, but I don't have any files of that type to check on this system.

    If you just want to see what's in the file, I suspect others will be
    more knowledgable about how to disassemble one, or you could contact the
    writer.

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    John.
    John Williamson, Jan 16, 2012
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    Paul Guest

    ArtReid wrote:
    > I am trying to open a Firefox addon file that is in an *.xpi format ,
    > with no success. All the sites I goto are just trying to get you to
    > install there software.


    I have a sample .xpi file here, and it's actually some kind of ZIP
    format. I can open it with 7ZIP and it has a bunch of files inside,
    which are used to install the addon.

    Usually, decompression tools support a "verify" or "file listing" option,
    which can be used to tell if the archive is severely damaged. I don't
    know how many compression formats are protected with checksums, so that
    you can tell if the thing is corrupted or not.

    If I look in the registry, the only program registered to use .xpi is
    Firefox. Which means if I double clicked it right now, Firefox should
    get it.

    Paul
    Paul, Jan 16, 2012
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    Nil Guest

    On 16 Jan 2012, "ArtReid" <> wrote in
    alt.windows7.general:

    > I am trying to open a Firefox addon file that is in an *.xpi
    > format , with no success.


    You're not being clear about what it is you're trying to do. If
    you're trying to install it in Firefox, just drag 'n drop it on the
    Firefox Add-On window. If you're trying to look inside or it, it can
    be opened by any Zip file utility, like Winzip, 7zip, Winrar, etc. -
    even Windows built-in zip capability, if you change the file extension
    from xpi to zip.

    > All the sites I goto are just trying to get you to install
    > there software.


    Where software??
    Nil, Jan 16, 2012
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  6. On 1/16/2012, Nil posted:
    > On 16 Jan 2012, "ArtReid" <> wrote in
    > alt.windows7.general:


    >> I am trying to open a Firefox addon file that is in an *.xpi
    >> format , with no success.


    > You're not being clear about what it is you're trying to do. If
    > you're trying to install it in Firefox, just drag 'n drop it on the
    > Firefox Add-On window. If you're trying to look inside or it, it can
    > be opened by any Zip file utility, like Winzip, 7zip, Winrar, etc. -
    > even Windows built-in zip capability, if you change the file extension
    > from xpi to zip.


    >> All the sites I goto are just trying to get you to install
    >> there software.


    > Where software??


    They're -->

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    Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
    Gene E. Bloch, Jan 16, 2012
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    richard Guest

    On Mon, 16 Jan 2012 13:45:14 -0500, ArtReid wrote:

    > I am trying to open a Firefox addon file that is in an *.xpi format , with
    > no success. All the sites I goto are just trying to get you to install there
    > software.


    It's an installation file for firefox.
    You're better off going to the firefox add-on web page and installing it
    from there.
    richard, Jan 16, 2012
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    Evan Platt Guest

    On Mon, 16 Jan 2012 16:24:36 -0500, richard <>
    wrote:

    >It's an installation file for firefox.


    Technically, XPI is a Mozilla Add-On. Could be for Firefox or
    Thunderbird.

    >You're better off going to the firefox add-on web page and installing it
    >from there.


    You're better off not giving computer advice, bullis. It's quite clear
    you're way out of your ballpark.
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    Evan Platt, Jan 16, 2012
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  9. ArtReid

    ArtReid Guest

    Thnks, to all who responded got the addon installed...

    "ArtReid" wrote in message news:jf1r7p$ph6$...

    I am trying to open a Firefox addon file that is in an *.xpi format , with
    no success. All the sites I goto are just trying to get you to install there
    software.
    ArtReid, Jan 17, 2012
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  10. ArtReid

    Nil Guest

    On 16 Jan 2012, "ArtReid" <> wrote in
    alt.windows7.general:

    > Thnks, to all who responded got the addon installed...


    Oh. So THAT's what your intention was. I couldn't tell.
    Nil, Jan 17, 2012
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