QLV File Extension

QLV file icon
QGIS LayerVersion Data Format

What is QLV file?

QLV is a file extension commonly associated with QGIS LayerVersion Data Format files. QLV file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. QLV file format, along with 4891 other file formats, belongs to the Misc Files category. The software recommended for managing QLV files is QGIS. Software named QGIS was created by QGIS Project Team. In order to find more detailed information on the software and QLV files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support QLV file extension

The following listing features QLV-compatible programs. Files with QLV 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 QLV file

Windows Windows

Updated: 02/26/2020

How to open file with QLV extension?

Problems with accessing QLV may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with QLV files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with QLV files.

Step 1. Install QGIS software

Install software to open QLV file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports QLV files installed on the system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install QGIS. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download QGIS installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit QGIS Project Team website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Check the version of QGIS and update if needed

Update software that support file extension QLVIf the problems with opening QLV files still occur even after installing QGIS, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of QGIS is available. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. The reason that QGIS cannot handle files with QLV may be that the software is outdated.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 QGIS.

Step 3. Assign QGIS to QLV files

After installing QGIS (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open QLV files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Associate software with QLV file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the QLV file
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the QGIS installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open QLV files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with QLV file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • Right-click the QLV file and select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with QLV extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

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

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the QLV file is valid. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

Check QLV file for viruses
1. The QLV may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the QLV file hinders attempts to open it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the QLV file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Ensure the file with QLV extension is complete and error-free

If you obtained the problematic QLV file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. If the QLV file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run QGIS

If the systems has insufficient resources to open QLV files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with QGIS LayerVersion Data Format file. It may be the case that the QLV files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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