PIQT File Extension

PIQT file icon
Apple QuickTime Still
  • Developer
    Apple, Inc.
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What is PIQT file?

Full format name of files that use PIQT extension is Apple QuickTime Still. Apple, Inc. defined the Apple QuickTime Still format standard. Files with PIQT extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. PIQT file format, along with 3591 other file formats, belongs to the Various Files category. QuickTime Player is by far the most used program for working with PIQT files. QuickTime Player software was developed by Apple, Inc., and on its official website you may find more information about PIQT files or the QuickTime Player software program.

Programs which support PIQT file extension

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

Programs that support PIQT file

How to open file with PIQT extension?

Problems with accessing PIQT may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Apple QuickTime Still 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 QuickTime Player software

Problems with opening and working with PIQT files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with PIQT files being present on your machine. The solution is straightforward, just download and install QuickTime Player. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit QuickTime Player website and download the installer.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of QuickTime Player

If you already have QuickTime Player installed on your systems and PIQT files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of QuickTime Player installed, it may not support PIQT format. The latest version of QuickTime Player should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Apple QuickTime Still files with QuickTime Player

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate PIQT files with latest version of QuickTime Player you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Right-click the PIQT 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 QuickTime Player is installed, check the Always use this app to open PIQT files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected PIQT 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
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with PIQT extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Verify that the PIQT is not faulty

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the PIQT file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

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

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the PIQT file hinders attempts to open it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the scanner detected that the PIQT file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

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

If you obtained the problematic PIQT 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. If the PIQT file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Apple QuickTime Still file.

4. Check whether your system can handle QuickTime Player

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

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

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Apple QuickTime Still files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the PIQT files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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