File Extension Library

.PMQ File Extension

  • Developer by: Microsoft
  • Category: Developer Files
  • Format: XML

What are .PMQ files and how to open them?

Can't open .PMQ file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .PMQ file.

What is a .PMQ file extension?

.PMQ file extension is created by Microsoft. .PMQ has been classified as Developer Files. The format of .PMQ file is XML.

.PMQ is Microsoft Target Analyzer File

File created by Target Analyzer (ta.exe or tap.exe), a program included in the Microsoft Windows Embedded Studio development kit; stores system-level information about a device for which the developer is targeting to run Windows XP Embedded (XPe) or Windows CE.

By running the Target Analyzer on a device, the developer creates a PMQ file containing a list of components for the target device. This file can be imported into the Target Designer and Image Configuration Editor programs, which are used to prepare the final configuration and image to be loaded on the device.

NOTE: Windows XP Embedded is used for running embedded software systems in kiosks, point-of-sale devices, and other standalone systems.

Common PMQ Filenames

devices.pmq - The default name for a target device created with Microsoft Target Analyzer.

List of all softwares that can open the Microsoft Target Analyzer File
Microsoft Windows Embedded Studio

How to fix problems with .PMQ files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .PMQ files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .PMQ file format
  2. You need to check the .PMQ file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)