What is a .QLV File And How To Open It – Enrico Ferreguti

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Have you came across a file with the .qlv 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. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .qlv file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .QLV file?

The .QLV file extension comes from QGIS layerVersion Save File. It was developed by Enrico Ferreguti. The format of this GIS software file is xml.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .qlv file on 1 platform.

How to open a .QLV file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .QLV file on various operating systems.

How to open a .QLV file on Mac

To open the .qlv file on Mac, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the JAPISoft EditiX software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: JAPISoft EditiX.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .QLV 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the JAPISoft EditiX 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 .QLV file?

If you cannot open the .QLV file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .QLV file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .qm – Digia, .qmbl – Vernier, .qmg – Samsung, .qmk – YanCEyWare, .qml – Digia. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .QLV file with the JAPISoft EditiX program on Mac.