What is a .QPJ File And How To Open It – QGIS (Guide)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .qpj extension, but you have never seen this extension before? 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 .qpj file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .QPJ file?

The file extension .QPJ stands for QGIS Map Projection File. The development of this file was done by QGIS. The format of this file is text, and it is a GIS software file.

What to know

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

How to open a .QPJ file?

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

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

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

1. In the first step you need to download the QGIS software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use QGIS software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .QPJ 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: 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 QGIS software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .QPJ file on Mac

There are 4 simple steps to open the .qpj file on Mac.

1. The first step is to download the QGIS software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: QGIS.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .QPJ 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: 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 QGIS software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .QPJ file on Linux

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

1. The first step is to download the QGIS software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use QGIS software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .QPJ 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: 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 QGIS software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .QPJ file?

If you are still unable to open the .QPJ file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .QPJ file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .qpm – Koona Software, .qpr – FoxPro Generated Query Program, .qpt – Quark Software, .qpw – Corel, .qpx – QuickTime Player Extension. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .QPJ file with the QGIS program on Windows, QGIS program on Mac and QGIS software on Linux.