EQP File Extension

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MathType Preferences

What is EQP file?

EQP is a file extension commonly associated with MathType Preferences files. Files with EQP extension may be used by programs distributed for Mac OS, Windows platform. Files with EQP extension are categorized as Settings Files files. The Settings Files subset comprises 1097 various file formats. Users are advised to use MathType software for managing EQP files, although 1 other programs can also handle this type of file. MathType software was developed by Diesign Science, and on its official website you may find more information about EQP files or the MathType software program.

Programs which support EQP file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open EQP files divided into 2 categories according to system platform supported. EQP files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support EQP file

Windows Windows
MAC OS MAC OS

How to open file with EQP extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening EQP files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with EQP 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. Get the MathType

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening EQP files is that no program that can handle EQP files is installed on user’s system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install MathType. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit MathType website and download the installer.

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

If you already have MathType installed on your systems and EQP files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. If you have an older version of MathType installed, it may not support EQP format. The latest version of MathType should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open EQP files to MathType

After installing MathType (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open EQP 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 EQP with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where MathType is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open EQP files and clicking OK.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with EQP extension, 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 EQP extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Verify that the EQP is not faulty

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

1. The EQP may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the EQP is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the EQP file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the scanner detected that the EQP file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Ensure the file with EQP extension is complete and error-free

If you obtained the problematic EQP file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. 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. It could happen the the download process of file with EQP extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Check whether your system can handle MathType

If the systems has insufficient resources to open EQP files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

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

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

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