How do I enable the XPS Viewer in Windows 10?


This article will show you how to enable the XPS Viewer in Windows 10.

Before you begin...

  • This application is already pre-enabled on Windows 7 machines without any need for installation.
  • This application was made to open files in the .xps (XPS Document) or the .oxps (OpenXPS Document) formats
  • These files are usually generated by printing to the local print-to-file printer "Microsoft XPS Document Writer"


  1. Open the Windows 10 Settings application by clicking the gear icon in the Start menu.
  2. Click the Apps menu item
  3. On the "Apps & Features" tab click the Optional features link under "Apps & features"
  4. Click the Add a feature button
  5. Type XPS into the search bar
  6. Click XPS Viewer from the list
  7. Click Install


The XPS Viewer program will appear in your list of programs and you will be able to open XPS files.

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