File Extension Library

.QIF File Extension

  • Developer by: Intuit
  • Category: Data Files
  • Format: Text

What is an .QIF file?

.QIF file extension is created by Intuit. .QIF has been classified as Data Files. The format of .QIF file is Text.

.QIF is Quicken Interchange Format File

A QIF file is an ASCII text file generated by Quicken financial software. It contains a user's financial liability and cash accounts in a text format that can easily be read by other programs, including text editors. QIF files are used to transfer data between different Quicken data files or from a financial institution's website to Quicken software.

The QIF format was originally developed by Intuit, but it is now supported by several financial and accounting programs. Some of these programs include Microsoft Money, Corel Quattro Pro, and GnuCash. You can import a QIF file in Quicken by selecting File → Import → QIF file, navigate to the location of the file, and choose the account to which you want to import the QIF file.

List of all softwares that can open the Quicken Interchange Format File
Intuit Quicken
Microsoft Money
Corel Quattro Pro X9
Intuit Quicken
File Type 2:

QuickTime Image File

Developer by: Apple Category: Raster Image Files Format: Binary

Compressed image created by Apple QuickTime, a video player; sometimes referenced by QuickTime movies (.MOV files); uses a single-fork format instead of resource and data forks, which works well for cross-platform applications.

QIF files are saved using "atoms," which are the basic units or structures that QuickTime uses to store information. QIF files use the same atom types as a QuickTime movie, which are "idsc" (stores the image description) and "idat" (stores the image data).

Apple recommends that the ".qif" file extension be used on non-Mac platforms, while the .QTIF extension be used on Mac platforms. However, both extensions can be found on Mac and non-Mac platforms.

List of all softwares that can open the QuickTime Image File
Apple QuickTime Player
ACD Systems ACDSee 2018
Apple QuickTime Player

How to Open .QIF file on different platforms

Open .QIF File on Windows

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

Open .QIF File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .QIF 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 .QIF File on Linux

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

Open .QIF File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .QIF 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 .QIF 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 .QIF files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .QIF files

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