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PQX File Extension

Power Quest Drive Image Index
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What is PQX file?

Full format name of files that use PQX extension is Power Quest Drive Image Index. Power Quest Drive Image Index format was developed by PowerQuest. PQX files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. PQX file belongs to the Misc Files category just like 6033 other filename extensions listed in our database. Drive Image is by far the most used program for working with PQX files. On the official website of PowerQuest developer not only will you find detailed information about theDrive Image software, but also about PQX and other supported file formats.

Programs which support PQX file extension

Programs that can handle PQX files are as follows. Files with PQX extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support PQX file

How to open file with PQX extension?

Problems with accessing PQX may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Power Quest Drive Image Index 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 Drive Image software

Install software to open PQX file Problems with opening and working with PQX files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with PQX files being present on your machine. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download Drive Image and install it on your device. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. The safest method of downloading Drive Image installed is by going to developer’s website (PowerQuest) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Drive Image

Update software that support file extension PQXIf you already have Drive Image installed on your systems and PQX files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. If you have an older version of Drive Image installed, it may not support PQX format. The most recent version of Drive Image is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open PQX files to Drive Image

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate PQX files with latest version of Drive Image you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Associate software with PQX file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Right-click the PQX file and choose Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Drive Image is installed, check the Always use this app to open PQX files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with PQX file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with PQX extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with PQX extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

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

Check PQX file for viruses
1. Verify that the PQX in question is not infected with a computer virus

Should it happed that the PQX is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. 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 PQX file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If you obtained the problematic PQX 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. It could happen the the download process of file with PQX 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. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Power Quest Drive Image Index file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle Drive Image

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

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

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Power Quest Drive Image Index file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle PQX files.

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