QEF filename suffix is mostly used for Microsoft Excel Query files. Microsoft Excel Query specification was created by Microsoft Corporation. Files with QEF extension may be used by programs distributed for , Windows platform. QEF file format, along with 6033 other file formats, belongs to the Misc Files category. Microsoft Excel supports QEF files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 2 other tools may also be used. On the official website of Microsoft Corporation developer not only will you find detailed information about theMicrosoft Excel software, but also about QEF and other supported file formats.
The following list contains programs grouped by 2 operating systems that support QEF files. QEF files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.
Problems with accessing QEF may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Microsoft Excel Query files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.
The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening QEF files is that no program that can handle QEF 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, Microsoft Office Mobile. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support QEF files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading Microsoft Excel installed is by going to developer’s website (Microsoft Corporation) and downloading the software using provided links.
If you already have Microsoft Excel installed on your systems and QEF 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. The reason that Microsoft Excel cannot handle files with QEF may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of Microsoft Excel is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.
After installing Microsoft Excel (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open QEF files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent
The procedure to change the default program in Windows
The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS
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 QEF file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.
If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the QEF 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 QEF file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.
If you obtained the problematic QEF 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 QEF extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.
Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Microsoft Excel Query file.
If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with QEF extension. In this case close the other applications.
Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Microsoft Excel Query file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with QEF files affecting older versions of given software.
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