How to open REQ files

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

What is a REQ file?

Files that contain the .req file extension are used by the FidoNet email 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. The program utilizes thousands of computer systems in different parts of the world to make up a vast and powerful network.

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

Software that will open, convert or fix REQ files

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

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