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.QIF File Extension

File Type 1Quicken Interchange Format File

DeveloperIntuit
Popularity
2.6 (12 Votes)
CategoryData Files
FormatText

Text

This file is saved in a plain text format. You can open and view the contents of this file using a text editor.

What is a QIF file?

ASCII text file generated by Quicken financial software; contains a user's financial accounts in a text format; used to transfer data between different Quicken data files or from a financial institution's website to Quicken software.

More Information

The QIF format was originally developed by Intuit, but it is now supported by several financial and accounting programs.

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Updated 2/7/2017

File Type 2QuickTime Image File

DeveloperApple
Popularity
2.3 (3 Votes)
CategoryRaster Image Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

.QIF File Association 2

Compressed image created by Apple QuickTime, a video player; sometimes referenced by QuickTime movies (.MOV files); uses a single-fork format instead of resource and data forks, which works well for cross-platform applications.

More Information

QIF files are saved using "atoms," which are the basic units or structures that QuickTime uses to store information. QIF files use the same atom types as a QuickTime movie, which are "idsc" (stores the image description) and "idat" (stores the image data).

Apple recommends that the ".qif" file extension be used on non-Mac platforms, while the .QTIF extension be used on Mac platforms. However, both extensions can be found on Mac and non-Mac platforms.

Programs that open QIF files
Windows
Apple QuickTime Viewer
Apple QuickTime Player
ACD Systems ACDSee 20
Mac
Apple QuickTime Viewer
Apple QuickTime Player
Updated 6/8/2008

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