What is a .QTZ File And How To Open It – Apple (Easy Guide)

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While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .qtz extension. Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .qtz file extension and how to open it.

What is a .QTZ file?

The .QTZ file extension stands for Quartz Composer File. The creator of this file extension is Apple. The file is a video related file.

What to know

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

How to open a .QTZ file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .QTZ file on various operating systems.

How to open a .QTZ file on Mac

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

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

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .QTZ 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, 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 Apple QuickTime Player software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .QTZ file?

If you cannot open the .QTZ file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .QTZ file.qua – Avira Operations, .qualsoftcode – J&ASoft;, .quicken2015 – Intuit, .quicken2015backup – Intuit, .quicken2016 – Intuit. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .QTZ file with the Apple QuickTime Player program on Mac.