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What is qif file?

Files with qif extension are financial data files saved in the Quicken Interchange Format that is used to transfer accounting and financial data.

qif file description

File extension qif is mainly associated with Quicken, a personal finance management tool developed by Intuit, available in both Windows and Mac Versions.

QIF is an acronym for Quicken Interchange Format, a protocol (or set of rules used by computers) used to transfer data.

A Quicken Interchange Format (QIF) file is a specially formatted American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) text file.

It is used to transfer data between different Quicken data files, from a financial institutions.

Within the Quicken File menu, the Export function automatically creates a QIF file that can be imported into other Quicken data files. The following apply:

  • The QIF file must have a name between three and eight characters in length followed by the qif extension for the Quicken program to recognize it.
  • A QIF file can be edited in any text-editing program. In Microsoft Windows, use Microsoft Notepad, and in Macintosh, use TextEdit.
  • QIF files may need to be edited when moving files from a Quicken for Windows program to a Quicken for Mac program.

Quicken Interchange Format (QIF) is a non-proprietary data format. Although Intuit originally developed QIF, and certain Intuit products (including this product) still contain the ability to import or export files in QIF format, Intuit does not endorse or provide support for this format. For this reason, Intuit does not know the identities of all institutions and processors that support QIF.

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Software that will open qif file


A personal finance management program by Intuit

Quicken for Mac

Financial and accounting software for Mac

Quicken Essentials for Mac

Mac version of popular Quicken personal finance management software

Other qif file extensions

qif - DESQview compressed font archive

Files with qif file extension were associated with DESQview program.

qif - QuickTime image

A qif file extension is related to the QuickTime framework. A qif file stores image.

What file extension actually is?

Simply put, file extensions are the characters after the dot in the file name, so for example filename.mp3 has file extension „mp3“. This helps Windows to identify which program should be used to open the file.

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