File Extension .Qif

There are three different programs that a file with a QIF file extension can be associated with – the Quicken Financial Software from Intuit, the DESQView software from Symantec Corporation and the Apple Quick Time Viewer.

Among the three programs, the first and the most commonly used is the Quicken Financial Software from Intuit. QIF here stands for Quicken Interchange Format and the contents of which are the typical account information that can be extracted from the Quicken application. This account information may include but is not limited to multiple banking and investment accounts, financial data, individual transactions and financial reports. Files with a QIF file extension is actually the native format for the Quicken application and can only be generated when saved on the hard drive.

Files with QIF file extension are not intended for online use but there are numerous financial institutions that offer downloads in QIF file format. No browser however can directly open these files but only either the programs that created it or other financial software with the same capacity. As a financial file, the programs that can open this file are as follows:

Mac OS Mint.com
Windows Microsoft Money

Corel WordPerfect Office X5

Mint.com

 

Files with QIF file extension may also be compressed image generated by a video player Apple QuickTime. In this case, the files are saved using the basic structures (called “atoms”) that Apple Quick Time uses to gather and safe-keep information. This type of QIF file extension can be found on both Mac and non-Mac platforms and can be opened by the following programs:

Mac OS Apple QuickTime Viewer

Apple Quick Time Player

Windows ACDSee Photo Manager 12

Apple QuickTime Viewer

Apple Quick Time Player

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