How to Edit XMind Files on a SharePoint Server

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How to Edit XMind Files on a SharePoint Server
Enabling editing of XMind files on a SharePoint Server is moderately challenging. (keyboard image by Jason Murillo from

The Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) application is an enterprise-level tool that gives network administrators the ability to create secure web sites. Once installed, a SharePoint site features a document library, calendar, and task list functionality. The document library enables full management of a variety of file types, including Word and Excel. Other file types -- such as for the Open Source program XMind -- can also be edited in SharePoint by adding the file type to SharePoint's central list of file types.

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  • SharePoint server.

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  1. 1

    Log on to the SharePoint server using an administrator account.

  2. 2

    Click "Star," "Programs," "Microsoft Office Server," "SharePoint Central Administration." This opens the SharePoint Central Administration console.

  3. 3

    Click the "Operations" tab.

  4. 4

    Click the "Blocked Files Types" link in the "Security Configuration" area.

  5. 5

    Select the web application in which you want to edit XMind files.

  6. 6

    Type into the list the file extension for Xmind files, which is ".xmind."

  7. 7

    Click "OK" to save this setting.

  8. 8

    Navigate to a document library in your web application and upload an XMind file. Once it is uploaded, hover over the file and click "Edit."

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