REQ File

What are REQ files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a REQ file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a REQ file?

REQ files have multiple uses, and FidoNet Request is one of them. Read more about the others further down the page.

FidoNet Request File

These files are used by the FidoNet message and file-swapping software application. FidoNet is made up of a network that exchanges emails and files using a protocol that is proprietary to the FidoNet software.

FidoNet utilizes thousands of computer systems in different parts of the world to make up a vast and robust network.

The files containing the .req suffix contain request files used by the FidoNet software. These REQ files are sent out through the user's modem to transmit email and Usenet news data to the associated server.

How to open REQ files

Important: Different programs may use files with the REQ file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your REQ file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 8 different REQ openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: December 3, 2022

More file formats using the REQ extension

Through our research of REQ files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • AskEnv Requester Definition

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of REQ files. Remember, different programs may use REQ files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Room EQ WizardRoom EQ WizardUser submitted
BOUSRAPP ApplicationBOUSRAPP ApplicationUser submitted
Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
DigitalSign ProfessionalDigitalSign ProfessionalUser submitted
Multi-Edit - The Programmers EditorMulti-Edit - The Programmers EditorUser submitted
DigitalSign ReaderDigitalSign ReaderUser submitted
ShipLinkShipLinkUser submitted
Horizon Enterprise Materials ManagementHorizon Enterprise Materials ManagementUser submitted

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