How to Retrieve XPS Files?

The latest file format XPS means XML Paper Specification document format used to save, view, share, protect and digitally sign documents on Windows computers. This file format was introduced for Microsoft platform only as an alternative to PDF file format. XPS document can be created with any Microsoft application that supports printing such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint Presentation, etc. And you can also use other programs like Notepad and WordPad to create this XPS file. XPS can be created by following these steps:

Open the application, click on File menu -> Click for print. In the Print dialogue box, select Microsoft XPS Document Writer -> then click Print. Later, in ‘Save the file as’ dialogue box give a name for XPS document and click on save.

However, once the document is created the content can be just viewed. It’s impossible to edit the content of XPS document; one can only digitally sign and set permissions if required for this document. Nevertheless, every user makes use of this format for the documents that require high security and access permissions.

But, users have undergone certain situations wherein XPS documents have been lost from Windows computers due to many reasons like:

  • Inadvertent deletion
  • Unintentional formatting of system drive
  • Malicious malware impact
  • Using unauthenticated applications on system that might erase XPS file discreetly
  • Use of inappropriate antivirus application

When XPS document is lost or erased on Windows systems due to all these reasons, one need not worry much as there are programs to restore XPS files. Just by deleting or missing of XPS file does mean that it is completely removed from the storage device. It still exists in the same memory location unnoticed by the operating system, until any new file is stored to that location. Hence, ultimate recovery program can bring back such file with no effort.

The most suggested software by industry experts to get back lost XPS documents is Yodot File Recovery tool. This extraordinary application can easily retrieve various types of files like XPS, PDF, DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX, EXE, PPT, PPTX, PST, DBX, MDB, ZIP, RAR, etc that are lost or hidden on computer hard drives. Also, the tool is capable of recovering files from external hard drives, USB drives and other storage devices with utmost ease. You can use this software on Widows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008 and 2003 OS based systems

Guidelines to extract XPS documents:

  • Download Yodot File Recovery on your Windows system from which XPS files are lost
  • Install and run the application by following given hints
  • In the main screen, there exists two options called “Deleted File Recovery” and “Lost File Recovery” option
  • Select either of the options according to file loss situation and click next
  • Then, select the drive from where XPS documents are lost and proceed next
  • Now, software scans the drive and displays all restorable files
  • Go through these extracted files using Data View / File Type view types
  • Then select required files, specify a new destination location on system drive and save it

Necessary Tips:

  • Do not perform unintentional deletion of XPS files
  • Always have regular backup of XPS documents as it contains critical information

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