Convert .plist to XML

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by matias2, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. matias2 macrumors newbie

    Nov 23, 2008
    Im a Windows user and yesterday I upgraded my iPhone to 2.2.1 and realised I must edit a .plist file. Some time ago, I used some online servers that converted the file but now all of them are down. Tried MANY programs but none worked!

    Someone knows a working method in how to convert .plist to XML in Windows?

    If someone on a mac has some spare time and would like to give me a hand, the file is this:

    Thanks in advanced!
  2. matias2 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 23, 2008
    Thank you very much!

    For those that are in windows I´ve found a solution: pledit.exe
    Just open it and open your .plist file, works like a charm!

    You can download it from:

    Make shure you have iTunes or Safari installed.

    TIP: If you are having a " CoreFoundation init failed " error, probably you are using a non-english windows version. To solve it:

    1.- Create the directory: C:\Program Files\Common Files.
    2.- Search in your language this same folder (eg. in spanish the folder it´s called C:\Archivos de Programa\Archivos Comunes). In this folder you´ll find an "Apple" Folder (C:\Archivos de Programa\Archivos Comunes\Apple).
    3.- Copy this "Apple" folder and paste it in the directory created in step 1, so that it looks like this: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple

    If it doesn´t work, restart your PC and it should work :D

    Good luck!
  3. Sebby macrumors 6502a

    Dec 20, 2008
    London, UK
    Thanks, used this last night to enable Emoji and it worked well. :)
  4. gtutner macrumors newbie

    Jun 3, 2010
    this didn't help for me. i did it like this (german windows):

    1) make a copy of the dir 'C:\Programme\Gemeinsame Dateien\Apple\' in 'C:\Program Files\Common Files\'

    2) create this dir: 'C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\'

    3) copy 'pledit.exe' to 'C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support\' and start it from there


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