The File Extensions Database

.MAQ File Extension

  • Developer by: Microsoft
  • Category: Database Files

What is an .MAQ file?

.MAQ is Microsoft Access Query

Shortcut file created by Microsoft Access, a desktop relational database program; contains a shortcut to an SQL query created in the software; can be double-clicked to open Access and run the query; often saved to the desktop.

Programs that open Microsoft Access Query
Microsoft Access 2016

How to solve problems with MAQ files

  • Associate the MAQ file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any MAQ file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.MAQ files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the MAQ file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .MAQ is Microsoft Access Query. Because only the current version supports the latest MAQ file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Microsoft manufacturer website after an available .MAQ is Microsoft Access Query update.
  • To make sure that your MAQ file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.