IIF File Extension

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Intuit Interchange Format
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What is IIF file?

Full format name of files that use IIF extension is Intuit Interchange Format. Intuit defined the Intuit Interchange Format format standard. IIF file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Linux, Mac OS, Windows system platform. IIF file format, along with 1325 other file formats, belongs to the Data Files category. The most popular program for handling IIF files is QuickBooks, but users can choose among 5 different programs that support this file format. On the official website of Intuit Inc. developer not only will you find detailed information about theQuickBooks software, but also about IIF and other supported file formats.

Programs which support IIF file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with IIF files, divided into 3 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with IIF 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 IIF file

How to open file with IIF extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening IIF files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Intuit Interchange Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Install QuickBooks software

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening IIF files is that no program that can handle IIF files is installed on user’s system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing QuickBooks or different compatible program, such as Microsoft Excel, Windows Notepad, Total Office Manager. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download QuickBooks installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Intuit Inc. website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Check the version of QuickBooks and update if needed

If you already have QuickBooks installed on your systems and IIF 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 QuickBooks installed, it may not support IIF format. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using QuickBooks.

Step 3. Associate Intuit Interchange Format files with QuickBooks

After installing QuickBooks (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open IIF 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 IIF with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the QuickBooks installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open IIF files box and clicking OK button.

Change the default application in Mac OS

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

Step 4. Ensure that the IIF file is complete and free of errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the IIF file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. Check the IIF file for viruses or malware

Should it happed that the IIF is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the IIF file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. IIF file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

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

If the IIF file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. When downloading the file with IIF extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Intuit Interchange Format file.

4. Check whether your system can handle QuickBooks

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

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

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Intuit Interchange Format file. It may be the case that the IIF files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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