File Extension QIF

  • Full name
    Quicken Interchange Format
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Have you encountered a problem with a QIF file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a QIF file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your QIF file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.


The financial management software Quicken uses the extension QIF for files in its exchange format (Interchange Format). These files contain specially formatted ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) texts.

Although the format is designed by Intuit, it is open, so it is used by banks to provide data on account activity.

Quicken exists in several editions that do not all support this format. Other applications, such as Corel Quattro Pro, can import the data.

The online application Mint.Com can also handle these files.

Programs which can open a QIF file

How to open a QIF file? Advice and guidance

Absolutely most often appearing reason that prevents you from opening the QIF file is the lack of a proper application to support it in your operating system. It is notably the first thing you need to address. When one of the programs to support a QIF file from the list is already installed, you can try to rerun the file. The system should display a message asking you to choose a primary application to support QIF files. At this point we are looking for disk space where the application was installed in and we can link it with a QIF file. Since then, our operating system will use the selected program to support all QIF files.

Other issues

Despite the described problem with QIF there may be many more problems. If the existing operations were not effective, get involved with the following matters:

- verify that the QIF file is not damaged and that it has been downloaded or copied in whole
- verify that the file has a file extension that has not been intentionally changed (for example, if it do not contain other information than its extension suggests)
- make sure again whether the QIF file type is linked in the operating system with a proper program
- make sure that the file is not infected with a virus and you have up to date software and drivers.

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