Opening SQM files

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

What is a SQM file?

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 are used by the Windows Service Quality Monitor 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.

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

By Prof. Jones (The File Expert)

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