File Extension XLM

  • Full name
    Microsoft Excel Macro Format
  • Developer
    Microsoft
  • Popularity
Have you encountered a problem with a XLM 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 XLM file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your XLM file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

What is XLM file?

Files with the extension XLM contain macros of the spreadsheet software Microsoft Excel.

More info

Macros are small, user-definable scripts or programs that control Excel. This allows repetitive tasks to be recorded and executed in a macro.

Macros can be created with the menu item 'Record macro'. A macro can also be assigned a keyboard shortcut.

The Excel Viewer can display XLM files but will not run the macros.

Older versions of Microsoft Excel for Apple Mac use this extension to extend the version number of Excel, such as Xlm4 for Excel 4.

Programs which can open a XLM file

How to open file with XLM extension?

In order to open a file with XLM extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening XLM file occurred, it is highly possible that none of the listed programs is present on user’s system. Even if one or more said programs are installed, there may be issues related with given programs. In order to solve a problem with XLM files, follow the instructions below.
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Install Microsoft Excel or other program from the list

Most often resolving problems with opening XLM files is very simple. Just install an appropriate program that supports such files. All of the listed programs support XLM files, but may vary in offered function and purpose. Some programs may be capable only of viewing contents of XLM files or offer file conversion options, but may not be capable of editing such files.


Set Microsoft Excel as the default program for opening XLM files

It is possible that although a compatible program has been installed on user’s system, it is not used by the system to open it. This may happen because no default application was associated with this type of files. To associate XLM files with given application, select "Open with" from drop-down menu (accessed by right-clicking on the file). Then select from the list the program or application you want to be used to open this type of file. If the Microsoft Excel applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where Microsoft Excel has been installed.

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Check the section that lists most common problems with XLM files

Sometimes problems with opening XLM files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as:

  • File data is corrupted
  • XLM files has been not been completely download from the internet (only a part of the data has been downloaded)
  • Currently used user account hasn’t been granted necessary privileges to open XLM files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • XLM file was being copied from a corrupted storage device and is incomplete or data is corrupted. (Copying files from unknown or untrusted sources should be conducted with great care as such files may contain malicious software, which can damage your system)

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