Can I decode an xpi file using any software for Windows?

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Question:
The containing .xpi file I have on my pc only displays what appears to be gibberish, like the following below.

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Answer:
An XPI file is just a ZIP file with a different extension.

Simply rename the file and unzip, or use 7-zip to unzip the content (you won’t have to rename the file using 7-zip).

The XPI is used to pack extensions for Firefox/Thunderbird and indicates that the content is signed. The content will vary depending on what type the extension is, but it will contain a manifest.json file. Any programming language will be in JavaScript which may reside in root and/or in various folders.
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