What is a .QED File And How To Open It (Easy Steps)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .qed extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? 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 .qed file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .QED file?

The .QED file extension comes from QEMU Enhanced Disk Image. This file belongs to the binary format and it is a disk image file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .qed file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .QED file?

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

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

There are 4 simple steps to open the .qed file on Windows.

1. In the first step you need to download the QEMU software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: QEMU.

Step 2

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

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

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

How to open a .QED file on Linux

There are 4 simple steps to open the .qed file on Linux.

1. In the first step you need to download the QEMU software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: QEMU.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .QED file

2. The second step is locating 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: Hover over the “Open with” button

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

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the QEMU software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .QED file?

If you cannot open the .QED file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .QED file.qel – Intuit, .qf – Qompose, .qf – Nokia, .qf – Wimba, .qfilter – Apple. 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 .QED file with the QEMU program on Windows and QEMU software on Linux.