What is a .QM File And How To Open It – Digia (Easy Guide)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .qm extension, but you have never seen this extension before? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .qm file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .QM file?

The .QM file extension is from Qt Compiled Translation Source File. The creator of this file extension is Digia. This data related file is in binary format.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .qm file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .QM file?

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

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

The .qm file can be opened in 4 steps on Windows.

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

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .QM 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Digia Qt SDK software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .QM file on Mac

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .qm file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Digia Qt SDK software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is Digia Qt SDK.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .QM 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 Digia Qt SDK software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .QM file on Linux

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

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

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .QM 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: 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Digia Qt SDK software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .QM file?

If you are still unable to open the .QM file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .QM file.qmbl – Vernier, .qmg – Samsung, .qmk – YanCEyWare, .qml – Digia, .qmtf – Intuit. 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 .QM file with the Digia Qt SDK program on Windows, Digia Qt SDK program on Mac and Digia Qt SDK software on Linux.