QIC File Extension

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Windows Backup Format
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What is QIC file?

QIC is a file extension commonly associated with Windows Backup Format files. Microsoft defined the Windows Backup Format format standard. QIC file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. QIC file format, along with 174 other file formats, belongs to the Backup Files category. Users are advised to use Microsoft Windows Backup Utility software for managing QIC files, although 1 other programs can also handle this type of file.

Programs which support QIC file extension

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

Programs that support QIC file

How to open file with QIC extension?

Being unable to open files with QIC extension can be have various origins. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Windows Backup Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with QIC files.

Step 1. Download and install Microsoft Windows Backup Utility

Problems with opening and working with QIC files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with QIC files being present on your machine. This one is an easy one. Select Microsoft Windows Backup Utility or one of the recommended programs (for example, Microsoft Windows) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. 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 Microsoft Windows Backup Utility website and download the installer.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Microsoft Windows Backup Utility

If you already have Microsoft Windows Backup Utility installed on your systems and QIC 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 Microsoft Windows Backup Utility installed, it may not support QIC format. 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 Windows Backup Utility.

Step 3. Set the default application to open QIC files to Microsoft Windows Backup Utility

If you have the latest version of Microsoft Windows Backup Utility installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage QIC on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Right-click the QIC file and choose Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the Microsoft Windows Backup Utility installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open QIC files box and clicking OK button.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the QIC file and select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with QIC extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Ensure that the QIC file is complete and free of errors

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

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

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the QIC file hinders attempts to open it. Scan the QIC file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. QIC file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If you obtained the problematic QIC file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. If the QIC file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Check whether your system can handle Microsoft Windows Backup Utility

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support QIC files. Close all running programs and try opening the QIC file.

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 Windows Backup Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle QIC files.

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