OIF File Extension

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QuickBase Web-sharable Database Interchange

What is OIF file?

OIF is a file extension commonly associated with QuickBase Web-sharable Database Interchange files. Intuit Inc. defined the QuickBase Web-sharable Database Interchange format standard. Files with OIF extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. Files with OIF extension are categorized as Database Files files. The Database Files subset comprises 348 various file formats. The most popular software that supports OIF files is QuickBase. Software named QuickBase was created by Intuit Inc.. In order to find more detailed information on the software and OIF files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support OIF file extension

Programs that can handle OIF files are as follows. OIF files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support OIF file

Windows Windows

How to open file with OIF extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening OIF files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to QuickBase Web-sharable Database Interchange 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. Install QuickBase software

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports OIF files installed on the system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install QuickBase. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support OIF files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading QuickBase installed is by going to developer’s website (Intuit Inc.) and downloading the software using provided links.

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

If the problems with opening OIF files still occur even after installing QuickBase, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of QuickBase is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of QuickBase installed, it may not support OIF format. The latest version of QuickBase should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open OIF files to QuickBase

If you have the latest version of QuickBase installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage OIF on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Clicking the OIF with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where QuickBase is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open OIF files and clicking OK.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • Right-click the OIF file and select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select QuickBase and click Change for all...
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with OIF extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Check the OIF 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 OIF file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

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

If the OIF is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. 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 OIF file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

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

Did you receive the OIF 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. When downloading the file with OIF 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

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the QuickBase Web-sharable Database Interchange file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle QuickBase

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support OIF files. Close all running programs and try opening the OIF file.

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

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with QuickBase Web-sharable Database Interchange files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with OIF files affecting older versions of given software.

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