File Extension PXL

  • Full name
    Microsoft Pocket Excel Spreadsheet Format
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Have you encountered a problem with a PXL file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a PXL file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your PXL file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.


The extension PXL identifies spreadsheets created by the Pocket PC version of the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. It corresponds to an xls file robbed of some functionalities, but uses a different format.

It contains data in cells organized in columns and rows. In addition, the files may also contain graphics, formulas and macros.

The pocket version of Excel can also save normal xsl files, which is preferable because of the greater compatibility. Excel Pocket PC was part of Microsoft Windows Mobile 2003. The successor is now called Excel Mobile and is included as part of Office Mobile on Windows Mobile 5.0.

Older versions of Microsoft Active Sync can convert the files.

Programs which can open a PXL file

How to open a PXL file? Advice and guidance

Absolutely most often appearing reason that prevents you from opening the PXL file is the lack of a proper application to support it in your operating system. It is notably the first thing you need to address. When one of the programs to support a PXL file from the list is already installed, you can try to rerun the file. The system should display a message asking you to choose a primary application to support PXL files. At this point we are looking for disk space where the application was installed in and we can link it with a PXL file. Since then, our operating system will use the selected program to support all PXL files.

Other issues

Despite the described problem with PXL there may be many more problems. If the existing operations were not effective, get involved with the following matters:

- verify that the PXL file is not damaged and that it has been downloaded or copied in whole
- verify that the file has a file extension that has not been intentionally changed (for example, if it do not contain other information than its extension suggests)
- make sure again whether the PXL file type is linked in the operating system with a proper program
- make sure that the file is not infected with a virus and you have up to date software and drivers.

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