File Extension XWB

.XWB File

File extension: XWB
File type: XACT


Notes about the XWB file extension:



To open this file type, a required software must be installed. Without it you only see a Windows message "The following file cannot be opened" (Windows 7) or "How do you want to open this file?" (Windows 10) if you double-click the file. There click on "More apps" and choose a suitable software to view such files on your PC or from email attachments.

The XWB file type is primarily associated with 'XACT' by Microsoft Corporation.

The .XWB extension is a collection of wave files used in XACT (Cross-Platform Audio Creation Tool) the audio programming library and engine in the DirectX Software Development Kit (SDK). It is used to writing and playing audio using Xaudio on XBox console systems.

Xbox is a seventh-generation gaming console by Microsoft, with XBox 360 being the latest version. An extractor is available for obtaining audio files from the XWB file.


Detailed information for file extension XWB:


Primary association: XACT
Company: Microsoft Corporation
File classification: Audio
Identifying characters Hex: 57 42 4E 44 , ASCII: WBND
Related links: XWB Extractor Download Site
File Identifier - TrID
'Identifying characters' used on FILExt.com are
provided by Marco Pontello from his TrID database




To change file associations press Windows Key + X and then Apps and Features > Default apps > Choose default apps by file type. Invalid file associations could be the result of underlying issues within your Windows PC.

Technical data

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System Info for File Extension .XWB

The following listing is compiled from the database produced by the 'Associate This!' program, selected data from the main FILExt database and information FILExt collected directly from user systems.

ProgramID: XACT.xwb.File
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft DirectX 9.0 SDK (October 2005)\Utilities\Bin\x86\XACT.exe %1

ProgramID: XACT.xwb.File
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft DirectX SDK (February 2006)\Utilities\Bin\x86\XACT.exe

ProgramID: XACT.xwb.File
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft DirectX SDK (June 2006)\Utilities\Bin\x86\XACT.exe

ProgramID: XACT.xwb.File
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft DirectX SDK (August 2006)\Utilities\Bin\x86\XACT.exe

ProgramID: XACT.xwb.File
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft DirectX SDK (October 2006)\Utilities\Bin\x86\XACT.exe

ProgramID: XACT.xwb.File
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft DirectX SDK (December 2006)\Utilities\Bin\x86\XACT.exe

ProgramID: XACT.xwb.File
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft DirectX SDK (February 2007)\Utilities\Bin\x86\XACT.exe

ProgramID: XACT.xwb.File
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft DirectX SDK (April 2007)\Utilities\Bin\x86\XACT.exe


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