What is a .IQY File And How To Open It – Microsoft (Easy Steps)

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Introduction

While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .iqy extension. It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. In this article we will explain what .iqy file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .IQY file?

The file extension .IQY comes from Internet Query. The developer of this file extension is Microsoft. The file has the text format, and it is a web related file.

What to know

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

How to open a .IQY file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .IQY file on your operating system/device.

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

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

1. The first step is to download the Microsoft Notepad software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .IQY 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 Microsoft Notepad software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .IQY file on Mac

The .iqy file can be opened in 4 steps on Mac.

1. In the first step you need to download the Apple TextEdit software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .IQY 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, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Apple TextEdit software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .IQY file?

If you are still unable to open the .IQY file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .IQY file.ircam – IRCAM, .ircp – Adobe Systems, .irf – iVIEW Technology, .irock – Engius, .iros – Adobe Systems. 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 .IQY file with the Microsoft Notepad program on Windows and Apple TextEdit program on Mac.