IDQ File Extension

IDQ file icon
Microsoft Internet Explorer Data Query
  • Developer
    Microsoft Corporation
  • Category
  • Popularity
    3 (4 votes)

What is IDQ file?

Full format name of files that use IDQ extension is Microsoft Internet Explorer Data Query. Microsoft Internet Explorer Data Query format was developed by Microsoft Corporation. Files with IDQ extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. IDQ file belongs to the Misc Files category just like 4237 other filename extensions listed in our database. Microsoft Internet Explorer is by far the most used program for working with IDQ files. On the official website of Microsoft Corporation developer not only will you find detailed information about theMicrosoft Internet Explorer software, but also about IDQ and other supported file formats.

Programs which support IDQ file extension

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

How to open file with IDQ extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening IDQ files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with IDQ files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Install Microsoft Internet Explorer software

Problems with opening and working with IDQ files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with IDQ files being present on your machine. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download Microsoft Internet Explorer and install it on your device. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading Microsoft Internet Explorer installed is by going to developer’s website (Microsoft Corporation) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Check the version of Microsoft Internet Explorer and update if needed

You still cannot access IDQ files although Microsoft Internet Explorer is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. 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 Microsoft Internet Explorer installed, it may not support IDQ format. The most recent version of Microsoft Internet Explorer is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign Microsoft Internet Explorer to IDQ files

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate IDQ files with latest version of Microsoft Internet Explorer you have installed on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the IDQ 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 Microsoft Internet Explorer is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open IDQ files and clicking OK.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected IDQ file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with IDQ extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the IDQ is not faulty

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

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

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the IDQ file hinders attempts to open 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 IDQ file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

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

If you obtained the problematic IDQ 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. When downloading the file with IDQ extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

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

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 IDQ extension. In this case close the other applications.

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

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Microsoft Internet Explorer Data Query files and ensure security of your device and operating system. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle IDQ files.

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