PQI is a file extension commonly associated with PowerQuest Drive Image files. PowerQuest Drive Image specification was created by Symantec. PQI files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. PQI file belongs to the Disk Image Files category just like 203 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular program for handling PQI files is Norton Ghost, but users can choose among 2 different programs that support this file format. Software named Norton Ghost was created by Symantec Corporation. In order to find more detailed information on the software and PQI files, check the developer’s official website.
Below is a table that list programs that support PQI files. Files with PQI suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.
There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening PQI files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with PQI files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.
Problems with opening and working with PQI files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with PQI files being present on your machine. The most obvious solution is to download and install Norton Ghost or one to the listed programs: PQIBrowser, PartitionMagic. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading Norton Ghost installed is by going to developer’s website (Symantec Corporation) and downloading the software using provided links.
If the problems with opening PQI files still occur even after installing Norton Ghost, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Norton Ghost is available. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. The reason that Norton Ghost cannot handle files with PQI may be that the software is outdated. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Norton Ghost.
If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate PQI files with latest version of Norton Ghost you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent
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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 PQI file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.
If the PQI is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. 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 PQI file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.
Did you receive the PQI 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. It could happen the the download process of file with PQI extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.
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 PowerQuest Drive Image file.
If the systems has insufficient resources to open PQI files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.
Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with PowerQuest Drive Image file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle PQI files.
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