Files with qlgenerator file suffix are related to the Apple Quick Look service and used for its plug-ins.

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QLGENERATOR file extension - Apple Quick Look plug-in

What is qlgenerator file? How to open qlgenerator files?

File type specification:

System file type icon System file type

Plugin, addon file type icon Plugin, addon file type

qlgenerator file icon: qlgenerator filetype icon

The qlgenerator file extension is associated with Apple Mac OS X.

Quick Look, a service introduced in Mac OS X 10.5, is the innovative technology that gives you a sneak peek of entire files — even multiple-page documents and video — without opening them.

All you have to do is select a file in the Finder and press the Space bar. An elegant transparent window appears, showing you the contents of the file instantly. It’s great when you’re looking for something specific but don’t have time to open lots of files to find it.

The qlgenerator files are stored in:

System > Library > Frameworks > QuickLook.framework directory in order to work correctly.

The default software associated to open qlgenerator file:

macOS icon

Apple, Inc. logomacOS  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Apple, Inc.

macOS is Unix-based desktop operating system, a successor of Mac OS X system for MacBook-family, iMac, Mac Mini and Mac Pro computers, developed and sold by Apple, Inc.

Mac OS X icon

Apple, Inc. logoMac OS X  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Apple, Inc.

OS X or Mac OS X is Unix-based operating system developed by Apple Inc. for Macintosh computers. It contains basic core applications for everyday use, such as Finder basic file manager, Safari for Internet browsing, QuickTime for video, iTunes for managing audio data and iPod, iOS devices management , iMessage instant messaging, Mail, Contacts, Calendar and many more.

The latest version 10.11 of OS X is called El Capitan. It is available to purchase on Mac App Store as well as is distributed with new Mac computers and notebooks. It includes features to improve the security, performance, design and usability.

OS X operating system was replaced by new macOS in 2016!

Help how to open:

Third party plugins, such as PDF.qlgenerator, can be imported to System > Library > Frameworks > QuickLook.framework directory so the service can view the file type included in the qlgenerator file.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .qlgenerator file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

List of software applications associated to the .qlgenerator file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open qlgenerator file, edit qlgenerator file, convert qlgenerator file, view qlgenerator file, play qlgenerator file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting qlgenerator files.

Software that import qlgenerator file - Apple Quick Look plug-in

Programs supporting the exension qlgenerator on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for import qlgenerator file action.

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

Main software associated with qlgenerator file by default:
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