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.qm File Extension

Developer: Nokia
File type: Qt Compiled Translation Source File
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .qm. Files with the file extension .qm can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .qm files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .qm file?

Qt Compiled Translation Source Files are encoded in the QM format and is affixed with the QM extension, and is used by the Qt Linguist software. These QM files are generally classified as data files that contain source text and translations into another language and stored in a compact binary format. They are used for performing fast lookups when translating text within a Qt application because they more efficient to load at run time. These files are generated by lrelease, a command from the Qt Linguist toolkit or can also be generated by Qt Linguist. When the command is run, Qt Linguist produces one QM file for each translation source file (.TS file) in the Qt project. They are also referred to as QT message files. The Nokia Qt SDK software can be used in Microsoft Windows based systems, Mac operating systems and Linux to access and run the content stored in these QM files.

how to open a .qm file?

Launch a .qm file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .qm file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .qm files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .qm file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .qm file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .qm file association errors

applications that open a .qm file

Nokia Qt Creator

Nokia Qt Creator

Qt Creator is a cross-platform C++ integrated development environment which is an element of the Qt SDK. It comprises a visual debugger and an integrated GUI layout and forms designer. It uses the C++ compiler from the GNU Compiler Collection on Linux and FreeBSD. On Windows it can utilize MinGW or MSVC with the default set up and can also use cdb when compiled from source. The editor's features include language rules highlighting and auto completion, but does not include tabs. The Qt Resource Collection File is kept in the QRC format, attached with the QRC extension, and is utilized by the Qt application and toolkit. These QRC files are generally classified as settings file that contain a list of application resources like image files or icons in XML format. They are used to establish resources in the application packed during implementation. QRC files are widely employed for the development of GUI programs and compiled into the binary with an automatic application code. The Nokia Qt Creator, Nokia Qt SDK, Riverbank Computing PyQt software can be utilized in Mac operating systems, Linux and Microsoft Windows based systems to access and open the data stored in these QRC files.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .qm files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .qm. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.

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