SPQ File Extension

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SPSS Database Query Format

What is SPQ file?

SPQ is a file extension commonly associated with SPSS Database Query Format files. SPSS Database Query Format format was developed by IBM. Files with SPQ extension may be used by programs distributed for Linux, Mac OS, Windows platform. SPQ file belongs to the Database Files category just like 349 other filename extensions listed in our database. SPSS supports SPQ 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 IBM developer not only will you find detailed information about theSPSS software, but also about SPQ and other supported file formats.

Programs which support SPQ file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open SPQ files divided into 3 categories according to system platform supported. Files with SPQ 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 SPQ file

Windows Windows
MAC OS MAC OS
Linux Linux

How to open file with SPQ extension?

Being unable to open files with SPQ extension can be have various origins. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to SPSS Database Query Format 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. Get the SPSS

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening SPQ files is that no program that can handle SPQ files is installed on user’s system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download SPSS and install it on your device. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading SPSS installed is by going to developer’s website (IBM) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update SPSS to the latest version

If the problems with opening SPQ files still occur even after installing SPSS, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of SPSS is available. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. This can be one of the causes why SPQ files are not compatible with SPSS. The latest version of SPSS should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate SPSS Database Query Format files with SPSS

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

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Right-click the SPQ file and choose Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the SPSS installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open SPQ files box and clicking OK button.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected SPQ file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select SPSS and click Change for all...
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with SPQ extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Ensure that the SPQ file is complete and free of 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 SPQ file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

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

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the SPQ file hinders attempts to open it. Scan the SPQ file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the SPQ file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the SPQ file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. It could happen the the download process of file with SPQ extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

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 SPSS

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

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with SPSS Database Query Format files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle SPQ files.

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