SQM File - opening and understanding

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

What is a SQM file?

A .SQM file is a Service Quality Monitoring log 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 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

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension SQM for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 6 different SQM openers which you will find listed below.

Other 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 extension.

The SQM 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 SQM opener may not be able to open all kinds of SQM files. In this case, look through all formats to make sure you find the best suited SQM viewer.

Operation Flashpoint mission

Through our analysis of SQM files, we know that one use of the format is Operation Flashpoint mission. 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 6 different SQM openers which you will find listed below.

Squirrel Module

Through our analysis of SQM files, we know that one use of the format is Squirrel Module. 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 6 different SQM openers which you will find listed below.

Windows Live Messenger Log file

Through our analysis of SQM files, we know that one use of the format is Windows Live Messenger Log file. 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 6 different SQM openers which you will find listed below.

Various viewers for this file format

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.

Final Media PlayerFinal Media PlayerUser submitted
Adobe PhotoshopAdobe PhotoshopUser submitted
RealPlayerRealPlayerUser submitted
UncompressorUncompressorUser submitted
Any Video Converter FreeAny Video Converter FreeUser submitted
JarteJarteUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with SQM-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with SQM-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!