MAQ File Extension

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Microsoft Access Query
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What is MAQ file?

MAQ is a file extension commonly associated with Microsoft Access Query files. Microsoft defined the Microsoft Access Query format standard. MAQ files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. MAQ file format, along with 343 other file formats, belongs to the Database Files category. The most popular program for handling MAQ files is Microsoft Access, but users can choose among 1 different programs that support this file format. Software named Microsoft Access was created by Microsoft Corporation. In order to find more detailed information on the software and MAQ files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support MAQ file extension

The following listing features MAQ-compatible programs. Files with MAQ 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 MAQ file

How to open file with MAQ extension?

Problems with accessing MAQ may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Microsoft Access Query files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Get the Microsoft Access

Problems with opening and working with MAQ files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with MAQ files being present on your machine. This one is an easy one. Select Microsoft Access or one of the recommended programs (for example, Microsoft Office) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support MAQ files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download Microsoft Access installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Microsoft Corporation website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Update Microsoft Access to the latest version

If the problems with opening MAQ files still occur even after installing Microsoft Access, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Microsoft Access is available. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. If you have an older version of Microsoft Access installed, it may not support MAQ 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 Microsoft Access.

Step 3. Assign Microsoft Access to MAQ files

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate MAQ files with latest version of Microsoft Access 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

  • Right-click the MAQ file and choose Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Microsoft Access is installed, check the Always use this app to open MAQ 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 MAQ 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 MAQ extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Check the MAQ for errors

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 MAQ file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

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

Should it happed that the MAQ is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the MAQ file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. MAQ 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 MAQ file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. It could happen the the download process of file with MAQ 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

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. 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 Access

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

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 Access Query files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the MAQ files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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