What are SQM files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a SQM file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your SQM files.
What is a SQM file?
SQM files have multiple uses, and Service Quality Monitoring log is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.
Service Quality Monitoring log
SQM stands for Software Quality Metrics. The .sqm file extension is commonly used by certain applications that run on the Windows operating system. The Windows Service Quality Monitor utility uses the .sqm file extension when it is creating service log files.
The SQM files that the Windows Service Quality Monitor uses contain information about application use, errors, and performance. The files can then be sent to Microsoft, helping them improve the quality of their software applications. Some of the Microsoft products that use the .sqm file extension include Microsoft Office applications and the Windows Live Messenger IM software.
How to open SQM files
Important: Different programs may use files with the SQM file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your SQM file is, you may need to try a few different programs.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested four different SQM openers which you will find listed below.
Last updated: July 31, 2023
All known file formats using extension .SQM
While Service Quality Monitoring log is a popular type of SQM-file, we know of 4 different uses of the .SQM file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.
Operation Flashpoint Mission
We know that one SQM format is Operation Flashpoint Mission. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.
We know that one SQM format is Squirrel Module. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.
Windows Live Messenger Log File
We know that one SQM format is Windows Live Messenger Log File. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of SQM files. Remember, different programs may use SQM files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.
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