File Extension Library

.Q2 File Extension

  • Developer by: Nullsoft
  • Category: Audio Files
  • Format: Text

What is an .Q2 file?

.Q2 file extension is created by Nullsoft. .Q2 has been classified as Audio Files. The format of .Q2 file is Text.

.Q2 is Winamp Equalizer Auto-Load Presets File

Library of user-created equalizer (EQ) settings created in Winamp, a audio playback program; contains auto-load presets of EQ settings for specific media files.

Winamp creates a Q2 file named Winamp.q2 after the first auto-load preset is saved and all subsequent auto-load presets are stored in it as well. These presets are loaded automatically when the associated media file is opened, as long as "Auto" is turned on in the EQ menu.

You can save auto-load EQ settings by selecting Options → Equalizer → Save Preset → Auto-load preset... from the Winamp menu bar. EQ presets can be loaded from a Q2 file by selecting Options → Equalizer → Load Preset → Auto-load preset....

The default location of the Q2 file is: C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Roaming\Winamp

NOTE: Universal Winamp EQ presets are saved in a .Q1 file.

Common Q2 Filenames

Winamp.q2 - The default EQ auto-load presets file used by Winamp.

List of all softwares that can open the Winamp Equalizer Auto-Load Presets File
Nullsoft Winamp

How to Open .Q2 file on different platforms

Open .Q2 File on Windows

  • Right-click a .Q2
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .Q2 file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .Q2 files" Press "Ok"

Open .Q2 File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .Q2 file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .Q2 File on Linux

Right click on the .Q2 file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .Q2 File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .Q2 file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .Q2 File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .Q2 files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .Q2 files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .Q2 files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .Q2 file format
  2. You need to check the .Q2 file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)