DPQ File Extension

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What is DPQ file?

Full format name of files that use DPQ extension is Clarion. Clarion format was developed by SoftVelocity. Files with DPQ extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. DPQ file belongs to the Developer Files category just like 992 other filename extensions listed in our database. Clarion is by far the most used program for working with DPQ files. On the official website of SoftVelocity developer not only will you find detailed information about theClarion software, but also about DPQ and other supported file formats.

Programs which support DPQ file extension

The following listing features DPQ-compatible programs. Files with DPQ suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support DPQ file

Windows Windows

How to open file with DPQ extension?

Problems with accessing DPQ may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with DPQ 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 DPQ files.

Step 1. Get the Clarion

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening DPQ files is that no program that can handle DPQ files is installed on user’s system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install Clarion. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support DPQ files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Clarion website and download the installer.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Clarion

If the problems with opening DPQ files still occur even after installing Clarion, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Clarion is available. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. The reason that Clarion cannot handle files with DPQ may be that the software is outdated. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Clarion.

Step 3. Set the default application to open DPQ files to Clarion

If you have the latest version of Clarion installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage DPQ on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Clicking the DPQ with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Clarion is installed, check the Always use this app to open DPQ files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • Right-click the DPQ file and select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with DPQ extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Verify that the DPQ is not faulty

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper DPQ file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. Verify that the DPQ in question is not infected with a computer virus

Should it happed that the DPQ is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. DPQ file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the DPQ file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. When downloading the file with DPQ extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

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

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Check whether your system can handle Clarion

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

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Clarion file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with DPQ files affecting older versions of given software.

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