Solved

Which free XML software can I use for opening and editing an XML file?

Posted on 2016-08-01
15
136 Views
Last Modified: 2016-08-07
I received an XML file from a customer that I need to rename, so I think I can do this by first opening it and change the name somewhere in the first row of the XML file. But I only find software I need to buy when Googleing.

I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
0
Comment
Question by:hermesalpha
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 5
  • 3
  • 3
  • +3
15 Comments
 
LVL 4

Assisted Solution

by:Obaid ur Rehman
Obaid ur Rehman earned 200 total points
ID: 41738439
Notepad++ ?
1
 
LVL 23

Assisted Solution

by:tailoreddigital
tailoreddigital earned 90 total points
ID: 41738460
I second Obaid's suggestion.     I use Notepad++ too.   Great application.
0
 

Author Comment

by:hermesalpha
ID: 41738477
Ok, the customer told me that too. But how about the name of the file? Do I have to rename it by opening it first in Notepad++? Because my CAT tool asks for browsing for a XML file with a certain name, and this XML file I received is named with another name.
0
MS Dynamics Made Instantly Simpler

Make Your Microsoft Dynamics Investment Count  & Drastically Decrease Training Time by Providing Intuitive Step-By-Step WalkThru Tutorials.

 
LVL 23

Assisted Solution

by:tailoreddigital
tailoreddigital earned 90 total points
ID: 41738482
you should be able to simply F2 or Right-Click and rename it.
0
 
LVL 88

Assisted Solution

by:rindi
rindi earned 30 total points
ID: 41738577
You don't have to open a file with any software just to rename it. In windows 7 just navigate to the file using Windows Explorer, then rename it directly there.
0
 
LVL 83

Assisted Solution

by:Dave Baldwin
Dave Baldwin earned 40 total points
ID: 41738587
I'm not sure what you're trying to do but I downloaded XML Notepad from this Microsoft web site.  https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/data/bb190600.aspx  It's for editing XML files.
0
 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
Obaid ur Rehman earned 200 total points
ID: 41738967
As stated above, you can rename it using File explorer of windows and edit using Notepad++ or XML Editor.
Or you can use TotalCommander (http://www.ghisler.com/) to browse through files (renaming, copy /pase etc) and use either of the above mentioned programs as Editors!

If you're modifying an XML file that will be used in you CAT Tool, it depends how the XML file is being used. Without much info about the Tool and what you're up to, we cannot really suggest what and how to edit.

HTH!
0
 
LVL 16

Assisted Solution

by:theo kouwenhoven
theo kouwenhoven earned 140 total points
ID: 41739167
When to like to use Notepad++ don't forget to add the XML Plugin, that makes live a lot easier
0
 

Author Comment

by:hermesalpha
ID: 41740988
Ok, it was no problems to just rename the XML file. Now I would like to view it as clean as possible without all markups. Is that possible?

Which XML plugin should I download for Notepad++? And will it make it easier to view the XML file?
0
 

Author Comment

by:hermesalpha
ID: 41740995
I used Plugin Manager in Notepad++ as he describes here:

http://www.herongyang.com/XML/NPP-XML-Tools-Plugin-Download-and-Install.html

But nothing was available for download, so I wonder how I get Notepad++ to search for this XML plugin?
0
 
LVL 16

Assisted Solution

by:theo kouwenhoven
theo kouwenhoven earned 140 total points
ID: 41742295
Select Plugin manager from the Notepad++ menu
and select "XML Tools"
Screenshot
0
 

Author Comment

by:hermesalpha
ID: 41742492
Theo, I have done that, but I keep getting the message that "No new plugins available".
0
 
LVL 16

Assisted Solution

by:theo kouwenhoven
theo kouwenhoven earned 140 total points
ID: 41742517
I assume you behind a proxy or firewall that disalow Notepad++ to retrieve the plugin list,
0
 
LVL 23

Assisted Solution

by:tailoreddigital
tailoreddigital earned 90 total points
ID: 41742794
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:hermesalpha
ID: 41746294
Thanks everyone for your suggestions which application to use for editing an XML file.
0

Featured Post

Enterprise Mobility and BYOD For Dummies

Like “For Dummies” books, you can read this in whatever order you choose and learn about mobility and BYOD; and how to put a competitive mobile infrastructure in place. Developed for SMBs and large enterprises alike, you will find helpful use cases, planning, and implementation.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Today companies are subjected to more-and-more data, and it won't stop any time soon.  But there are obvious opportunities for reducing data, particularly data duplicated among companies.
There are many software programs on offer that will claim to magically speed up your computer. The best advice I can give you is to avoid them like the plague, because they will often cause far more problems than they solve. Try some of these "do it…
The viewer will learn how to successfully download and install the SARDU utility on Windows 7, without downloading adware.
This video Micro Tutorial shows how to password-protect PDF files with free software. Many software products can do this, such as Adobe Acrobat (but not Adobe Reader), Nuance PaperPort, and Nuance Power PDF, but they are not free products. This vide…

729 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question