UTL File Extension

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QuickBooks Data
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    Intuit Inc.
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What is UTL file?

UTL is a file extension commonly associated with QuickBooks Data files. QuickBooks Data specification was created by Intuit Inc.. UTL file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. UTL file belongs to the Misc Files category just like 4319 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular software that supports UTL files is QuickBooks. QuickBooks software was developed by Intuit Inc., and on its official website you may find more information about UTL files or the QuickBooks software program.

Programs which support UTL file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support UTL files. Files with UTL 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 UTL file

Windows Windows

How to open file with UTL extension?

Being unable to open files with UTL extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with UTL files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Get the QuickBooks

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports UTL files installed on the system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install QuickBooks. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support UTL files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit QuickBooks website and download the installer.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of QuickBooks

You still cannot access UTL files although QuickBooks is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. 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 QuickBooks installed, it may not support UTL format. The most recent version of QuickBooks is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate QuickBooks Data files with QuickBooks

If you have the latest version of QuickBooks installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage UTL on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Clicking the UTL with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where QuickBooks is installed, check the Always use this app to open UTL files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

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

Step 4. Check the UTL 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 UTL file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. Check the UTL file for viruses or malware

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

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

If you obtained the problematic UTL 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 UTL extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

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 QuickBooks

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

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 QuickBooks Data file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle UTL files.

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