What is a .SQF File And How To Open It – Bohemia Interactive (Visual Guide)

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Have you downloaded a file with .sqf extension, but you have never seen this extension before? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .sqf file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .SQF file?

The .SQF file extension is ArmA Script File. This file extension was developed by Bohemia Interactive. The format of this file is text, and it is a game related file.

What to know

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

How to open a .SQF file?

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

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

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

1. In the first step you need to download the ArmA Edit software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is ArmA Edit.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .SQF 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 right click on your file and choose “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 ArmA Edit software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .SQF file?

If you are still unable to open the .SQF file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .SQF file.sqf – SourceTec Software. 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 .SQF file with the ArmA Edit program on Windows.