How to open XSB files on your device

If an error occurs when you try to open XSB file on your device, you should do two things – install appropriate software and associate XSB files with this software. If this does not solve the problem, then the cause may be different – you will find more details in this article.

XSB File Extension

  • File type XACT Sound Bank
  • File developer Microsoft
  • File category Audio Files
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What is a(n) XSB file?

The audio file with the .XSB extension is characteristic of Microsoft XACT. The file stores data regarding the collection of sounds and the moment they are played in computer games and, importantly, the file itself does not contain audio data.


How to open XSB file?

There can be various causes of problems that can arise when opening opening .XSB files. Each problem requires a different approach, but most can be solved by following he instructions below.

Step 1. Install a program that supports XSB files

In order to open XSB file an appropriate program that supports this file format must be installed on the system. Below is the list of programs that support files with XSB extension.

Programs that can open XSB files

Download installer for given application and launch it. After the installation has been completed, XSB files should be opened with installed application by default next time you try to open this type of file.



Not all listed applications will be capable of performing all operations on XSB files. Some applications may only be capable of opening such file and viewing its contents while the purpose of others may be converting files to other file formats. Therefore you should check beforehand the capabilities of applications in relation to XSB files.

Step 2. Associate given software with XSB files

A situation can arise where user has an appropriate application supporting XSB files installed on their system, but such application is not associated with this type of files. In order to associate given application with XSB files user should open a file submenu by right-clicking the file icon and selecting "Open with" option. System will display a list of suggested programs that can be used to open XSB files. Select appropriate option and check "Always use selected application to open this kind of files". System will save this information from now on use selected program to open XSB files.

When the above-mentioned solutions fail, other options must be pursued. It is possible that the XSB file in question is corrupted or damage. The most common causes of file damage are:

  1. File with XSB extension is incomplete (for example, file has not been downloaded completely from the internet or not copied properly from source)
  2. File data is corrupted
  3. Damaged or corrupted storage medium on which the XSB file is stored
  4. File icon does not represent the original file but is only a shortcut to the location where the XSB file was saved and then deleted
  5. User account is not privileged to perform operations on XSB files. In that case it is advised to contact the system administrator or an IT expert

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