OQY File Extension

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Excel OLAP Query Format
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    Microsoft
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What is OQY file?

OQY is a file extension commonly associated with Excel OLAP Query Format files. Microsoft defined the Excel OLAP Query Format format standard. OQY files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. Files with OQY extension are categorized as Database Files files. The Database Files subset comprises 343 various file formats. Users are advised to use Microsoft Excel software for managing OQY files, although 1 other programs can also handle this type of file. On the official website of Microsoft Corporation developer not only will you find detailed information about theMicrosoft Excel software, but also about OQY and other supported file formats.

Programs which support OQY file extension

The following listing features OQY-compatible programs. OQY files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support OQY file

How to open file with OQY extension?

Being unable to open files with OQY extension can be have various origins. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Excel OLAP Query Format 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 Excel

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening OQY files is that no program that can handle OQY files is installed on user’s system. The most obvious solution is to download and install Microsoft Excel or one to the listed programs: Microsoft Office. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading Microsoft Excel installed is by going to developer’s website (Microsoft Corporation) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Microsoft Excel

You still cannot access OQY files although Microsoft Excel 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. This can be one of the causes why OQY files are not compatible with Microsoft Excel. 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 Excel.

Step 3. Set the default application to open OQY files to Microsoft Excel

After installing Microsoft Excel (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open OQY 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 OQY with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Microsoft Excel is installed, check the Always use this app to open OQY files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the OQY file and select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with OQY extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Verify that the OQY is not faulty

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 OQY file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

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

Should it happed that the OQY is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the OQY file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the OQY file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

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

Did you receive the OQY file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. 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 OQY file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Excel OLAP Query Format file again.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Microsoft Excel

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

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Excel OLAP Query Format file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with OQY files affecting older versions of given software.

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