File Type Quick Look Generator File IconQuick Look Generator File
File Format Proprietary (Apple)
Usage Referenced by an application; not meant to be opened manually
Rank ★ ☆ ☆  Uncommon

QLGENERATOR files are plug-ins used by Apple's Quick Look service. They provide support for different file formats, which allows them to be viewed directly in the Finder.

Quick Look is a feature included with Mac OS X 10.5 and later. It allows users to preview documents, such as text files, PDFs, and media files without needing to open any programs. To view a file with Quick Look, select the file you want to preview, then press the space bar.

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IconApple Quick Look

Updated August 22, 2009