File Extension Library

.QWK File Extension

  • Category: Various data Files

What are .QWK files and how to open them?

Can't open .QWK 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 .QWK file.

What is a .QWK file extension?

.QWK file extension has been classified as Various data Files.

.QWK is BBS archive

The QWK file extension is mainly related to old bulletin board system (BBS) popular in late 90s. A *.qwk is a compressed archive that contains saved message with several control files. It was mainly used on FidoNet and similar services. Largely obsolete by now.

How to open:

This file type is not meant to be opened directly, there is no software that could open and work with it directly, or there is no information available in public sources about opening this file type. This is usually the case of some internal data files, caches, temporary files etc.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .qwk file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

How to fix problems with .QWK files

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