CSQ File Extension

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Microsoft FoxPro Queries
  • Developer
    Microsoft Corporation
  • Category
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    5 (1 votes)

What is CSQ file?

CSQ filename suffix is mostly used for Microsoft FoxPro Queries files. Microsoft FoxPro Queries format was developed by Microsoft Corporation. CSQ file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. CSQ file format, along with 359 other file formats, belongs to the Database Files category. The most popular software that supports CSQ files is Visual FoxPro. Visual FoxPro software was developed by Microsoft Corporation, and on its official website you may find more information about CSQ files or the Visual FoxPro software program.

Programs which support CSQ file extension

The following listing features CSQ-compatible programs. Files with CSQ 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 CSQ file

How to open file with CSQ extension?

Being unable to open files with CSQ extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with CSQ files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Install Visual FoxPro software

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports CSQ files installed on the system. To address this issue, go to the Visual FoxPro developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. If you want to download Visual FoxPro installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Microsoft Corporation website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Check the version of Visual FoxPro and update if needed

You still cannot access CSQ files although Visual FoxPro is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. If you have an older version of Visual FoxPro installed, it may not support CSQ format. The most recent version of Visual FoxPro is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign Visual FoxPro to CSQ files

After installing Visual FoxPro (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open CSQ files. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the CSQ with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Visual FoxPro is installed, check the Always use this app to open CSQ files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the CSQ file and select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select Visual FoxPro and click Change for all...
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with CSQ extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Check the CSQ for errors

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

1. Check the CSQ file for viruses or malware

If the CSQ is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. CSQ file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Verify that the CSQ file’s structure is intact

If you obtained the problematic CSQ file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. If the CSQ file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Microsoft FoxPro Queries file.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Visual FoxPro

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support CSQ files. Close all running programs and try opening the CSQ file.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Microsoft FoxPro Queries files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle CSQ files.

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