HQL File Extension

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Microsoft Windows Azure Data Query Format

What is HQL file?

HQL filename suffix is mostly used for Microsoft Windows Azure Data Query Format files. HQL file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Mac OS system platform. HQL file belongs to the Misc Files category just like 4488 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular software that supports HQL files is Microsoft Windows Azure. On the official website of Microsoft Corporation developer not only will you find detailed information about theMicrosoft Windows Azure software, but also about HQL and other supported file formats.

Programs which support HQL file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support HQL files. Files with HQL 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 HQL file

Updated: 02/16/2020

How to open file with HQL extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening HQL files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with HQL extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Download and install Microsoft Windows Azure

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening HQL files is that no program that can handle HQL files is installed on user’s system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download Microsoft Windows Azure and install it on your device. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. The safest method of downloading Microsoft Windows Azure installed is by going to developer’s website (Microsoft Corporation) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update Microsoft Windows Azure to the latest version

If you already have Microsoft Windows Azure installed on your systems and HQL 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. This can be one of the causes why HQL files are not compatible with Microsoft Windows Azure. The most recent version of Microsoft Windows Azure is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open HQL files to Microsoft Windows Azure

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate HQL files with latest version of Microsoft Windows Azure you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Right-click the HQL file and choose 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 Microsoft Windows Azure is installed, check the Always use this app to open HQL files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected HQL file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with HQL extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the HQL is not faulty

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the HQL file is valid. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

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

If the HQL 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. HQL file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

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

If the HQL file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. 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. If the HQL file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Microsoft Windows Azure Data Query Format file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle Microsoft Windows Azure

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

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 Microsoft Windows Azure Data Query Format file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with HQL files affecting older versions of given software.

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