Opening 2014 files

Did your computer fail to open a 2014 file? We explain what 2014 files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your 2014 files.

What is a 2014 file?

The .2014 file format was developed by Intuit for the 2014 version release of their QuickBooks software. This file format is used by QuickBooks 2014 to generate a backup copy of the user's company file. This copy is stored in a DMG file, which is generated by QuickBooks 2014 upon completing a backup operation.

QuickBooks 2014 is an accounting program. These DMG files are similar to virtual disks and contain backup data. Each backup operation performed by QuickBooks 2014 creates a .2014 file, which is a copy of the user's data that's stored in the company file.

These 2014 files can be opened by using QuickBooks 2014. Before trying to open these .2014 files, it first needs to be extracted from the DMG file, then placed in a directory outside the extracted DMG folder. Otherwise, QuickBooks 2014 will return an error.

Software that will open, convert or fix 2014 files

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

By Prof. Jones (The File Expert)

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