QIF File - opening and understanding
Did your computer fail to open a QIF file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .QIF files.
What is a QIF file?
A .QIF file is a Quicken Interchange Format file. QIF stands for Quicken Interchange Format. Files that contain the .qif file extension are text files that have been created by Quicken financial software. These files store information that pertains to a user's financial accounts in a readable text format.
QIF files are used for transferring information between different Quicken versions and other applications supporting the Quicken Interchange Format. This is useful if you want to switch from Quicken to another financial application or vice versa.
The QIF file format has become outdated and has been largely replaced by the QFX file format.
How to open QIF files
You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension QIF for different purposes. We have identified 2 QIF openers for Windows that is compatible with this specific type of QIF file.
Programs that open these files
Other file formats using extension .QIF
While Quicken Interchange Format is a popular type of QIF-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .QIF extension.
The QIF file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different apps may use the same file extension for different types of data. So a QIF opener may not be able to open all kinds of QIF files. In this case, look through both formats to make sure you find the best suited QIF viewer.
Quality Information Framework document
Through our analysis of QIF files, we know that one use of the format is Quality Information Framework document. We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different QIF openers which you will find listed below.
Various viewers for this file format
These apps are known to open certain types of QIF files. Remember, different programs may use QIF files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.