SQM File Type

- The quick facts

What are SQM files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a SQM 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 SQM file?

SQM files have multiple uses, and Service Quality Monitoring log is one of them.

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 5 different SQM openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: May 31, 2022

More file formats using the SQM extension

Through our research of SQM files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail, and we would love to hear from you if you have information about either of them.

Operation Flashpoint mission

Squirrel Module

Windows Live Messenger Log file

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.

Final Media PlayerFinal Media PlayerUser submitted
Adobe PhotoshopAdobe PhotoshopUser submitted
RealPlayerRealPlayerUser submitted
UncompressorUncompressorUser submitted
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