The File Extensions Database


.PRQ File Extension

  • Developer by: Flexera Software, Inc.
  • Category: Various data Files

What is an .PRQ file?

.PRQ is InstallShield prerequisite data

The prq file extension is associated with the InstallShield, a deployment utility that allows users to create application installation packages for Microsoft Windows.

The prq file defines prerequisites for the install of an application.


How to open:

Prerequisite files can be added to InstallShield projects. This can be done with Organizatin -> Packages -> Import Prerequisite menu topic.

How to convert:

A conversion for this file type is highly unlikely.

How to solve problems with PRQ files

  • Associate the PRQ file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any PRQ file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.PRQ files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the PRQ 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 .PRQ is InstallShield prerequisite data. Because only the current version supports the latest PRQ file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Flexera Software, Inc. manufacturer website after an available .PRQ is InstallShield prerequisite data update.
  • To make sure that your PRQ file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.