How can I open an OXPS or XPS file in Windows 10?

Recently we took a screenshot of the Windows 10 Login Screen and saved it in the OXPS file. While I tried to open this document, we found that the XPS document viewer application is missing on Windows 10. Either someone has removed the XPS document viewer from my PC or was not available from the beginning of the Windows 10 installation.

Fortunately, Microsoft provides an easy way to install UWP (Universal Windows Platform) apps on Windows 10. After installing the XPS Viewer application on my PC, I was able to open the document.

How can I open an OXPS or XPS file in Windows 10?

To open the OXPS or XPS document on Windows 10, perform the following steps:-

Step 1. Click on the Start button and type XPS. From the available results, click on the top entry “XPS Viewer” to open it.

Step 2. Once the XPS Viewer program is opened, drag your XPS or OXPS document in this program to open it.

Alternately, click on the File menu, select the Open option, and select the document from your PC.

Once you complete the above steps, you should open the  XPS or OXPS document on your Windows 10 PC.

How to Install XPS Viewer in Windows 10?

If your Windows 10 XPS Viewer application is missing, and you want to install it, perform the following steps:-

Step1. Click on the Start button and then the Settings gear icon to open the Settings app.

Step2. In the Settings window that appears, click on the Apps category.

Step3. Under the Apps, click on the “Apps & features” tab from the left side pane.

Step4. On the right side pane of “Apps & features,” click on the link labeled with “Optional features.”

Step 5. Click on the “Add a feature” button.

Step 6. On the pop-up window search box, type XPS.

Step 7. Check the checkbox “XPS Viewer.”

Step 8. Click the Install button.

Once you complete the above steps, the XPS Viewer application will be downloaded and installed automatically on your PC.

Now, you can open any.XPS or.OXPS document on your Windows 10 PC.

You might also be interested in Filestar and some free online tools to convert OXPS/XPS documents into PDF files.

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