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BQY File Extension

Brio Query Format
  • Developer
    Brio Software
  • Category
  • Popularity
    3.8 (5 votes)

What is BQY file?

BQY filename suffix is mostly used for Brio Query Format files. Brio Software defined the Brio Query Format format standard. Files with BQY extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. BQY file belongs to the Misc Files category just like 6033 other filename extensions listed in our database. Users are advised to use Microsoft Internet Explorer software for managing BQY files, although 1 other programs can also handle this type of file. Microsoft Internet Explorer software was developed by Microsoft Corporation, and on its official website you may find more information about BQY files or the Microsoft Internet Explorer software program.

Programs which support BQY file extension

Programs that can handle BQY files are as follows. Files with BQY extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support BQY file

How to open file with BQY extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening BQY files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with BQY extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with BQY files.

Step 1. Download and install Microsoft Internet Explorer

Install software to open BQY file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports BQY files installed on the system. This one is an easy one. Select Microsoft Internet Explorer or one of the recommended programs (for example, BrioQuery) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support BQY files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download Microsoft Internet Explorer installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Microsoft Corporation website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Update Microsoft Internet Explorer to the latest version

Update software that support file extension BQYIf the problems with opening BQY files still occur even after installing Microsoft Internet Explorer, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Microsoft Internet Explorer is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of Microsoft Internet Explorer installed, it may not support BQY format. The latest version of Microsoft Internet Explorer should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign Microsoft Internet Explorer to BQY files

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate BQY files with latest version of Microsoft Internet Explorer you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with BQY file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the BQY with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the Microsoft Internet Explorer installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open BQY files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with BQY file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected BQY file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with BQY extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Check the BQY for errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the BQY file is valid. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

Check BQY file for viruses
1. The BQY may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

Should it happed that the BQY is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the scanner detected that the BQY file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the BQY file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. If the BQY file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Brio Query Format file.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Microsoft Internet Explorer

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with BQY extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Brio Query Format files. It may be the case that the BQY files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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