How to open PQI files

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

What is a PQI file?

The PQI file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different programs may use the PQI file type for different types of data.

While we do not yet describe the PQI file format and its common uses, we do know which programs are known to open these files, as we receive dozens of suggestions from users like yourself every day about specific file types and which programs they use to open them.

We are continually working on adding more file type descriptions to the site, so if you have information about PQI files that you think will help others, please use the Update Info link below to submit it to us - we'd love to hear from you!

Various PQI openers

These apps are known to open certain types of PQI files. Since many different programs may use PQI files for different purposes, you may need to try a few of the apps to open your specific PQI file.

Norton GhostNorton GhostUser submitted
Symantec System RecoverySymantec System RecoveryUser submitted
Symantec Backup Exec System RecoverySymantec Backup Exec System RecoveryUser submitted
V2i ProtectorV2i ProtectorUser submitted
PowerQuest ImageExplorerPowerQuest ImageExplorerUser submitted
Symantec LiveState Recovery Standard ServerSymantec LiveState Recovery Standard ServerUser submitted
ImageExplorerImageExplorerUser submitted
Symantec LiveState Recovery DesktopSymantec LiveState Recovery DesktopUser submitted
LiveState Recovery DesktopLiveState Recovery DesktopUser submitted
Drive Image File EditorDrive Image File EditorUser submitted
Symantec ImageExplorerSymantec ImageExplorerUser submitted
PHREEQC InteractivePHREEQC InteractiveUser submitted

Try a universal file viewer

Try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and most likely yours too. Download Free File Viewer here.

We have not verified any programs that we know for certain can work with PQI-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any online services that we know for certain can work with PQI-files. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!