What is a .IIF File And How To Open It – Intuit (Easy Guide)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .iif extension and you don’t know what it is? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. In this article we will explain what .iif file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .IIF file?

The file extension .IIF stands for Intuit Interchange Format File. The developer of this file extension is Intuit. This file belongs to the text format and it is a data related file.

What to know

There are currently 3 software that can open the .iif file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .IIF file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .IIF file on various operating systems.

How to open a .IIF file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

To open the .iif file on Windows, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Intuit QuickBooks Pro and Microsoft Notepad software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .IIF file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Intuit QuickBooks Pro software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .IIF file on Mac

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .iif file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Intuit QuickBooks for Mac software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .IIF file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Intuit QuickBooks for Mac software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .IIF file?

If you are still unable to open the .IIF file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .IIF file.iil – CleanSweep Installation Log, .iim – iOpus, .iip – Clickteam, .iip – Mercury International Technology, .iiq – Phase One. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .IIF file with the Intuit QuickBooks Pro, Microsoft Notepad programs on Windows and Intuit QuickBooks for Mac program on Mac.