How to open QGS file extension?

The author of advice: Mr Brankiewicz

QGS files are incessantly popular. However, a file name containing QGS file extension is problematic for some of the users. They have problems with correct opening of a file with QGS extension. However, it should be remembered that QGS file extension can match one or more types of files. The most popular is Quantum GIS Project but if there are others, you will find information concerning them below.

So, it is worth looking close at the problem concerning QGS files and search for its solution.

A list of programs supporting files types with QGS extension can be found below. Applications are sorted according to appropriate operational systems and their popularity.

  • Quantum GIS Project

    .qgs file extension

    Category: GPS&GIS Files

    OS Software
    Windows Quantum GIS Quantum GIS

How to check if a file we want to open is not infected by malware or viruses?

  • Download Malware/viruses removal tool from QGS files in the Windows system.
  • Click “Start scanning” and wait until the programme performs the scanning process on your computer.

What are the reasons of errors concerning QGS extension of files?

The problem that often causes damage concerning QGS extension are Windows system registry errors. That is why, in the first place it is recommended to:

  • Scan computer in order to identify, repair and open the QGS file
  • Check system registry from the angle of hidden errors
  • Repair file’s associations with programs in the system registry

If you are not sure if the above problems concern you, you should consider other frequent irregularities:

  • You do not have an appropriate application installed that supports QGS file extension
  • QGS file is corrupted
  • The application’s version necessary to open the file is not correct
  • The file is not assigned to an appropriate program

Solving problems with QGS files


If QGS file does not open, firstly, it is worth using files associations built in the Windows system with application that can support them. In order to do it, you should double-click a QGS file icon. A list of programs that probably support such a file will appear. It is enough to choose one of them so that Windows would open a given extension with it. Incorrect file’s association will result in Windows trying to open QGS file with a wrong program all the time even if there is an appropriate application supporting this format on a drive. In this case, it is necessary to perform the above mentioned registry scanning and associations’ repair.

If associations are correct and Windows still cannot open the file, most probably the computer does not have appropriate software supporting files with name containing QGS in their extension. The solution to this problem is very simple. You should buy or download a free (if they exist) application that will allow you to open, browse and edit QGS format. It is no risk because many paid programs have free test versions enabling to check their functionality.

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