HC file format description

Many people share .hc files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .hc file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .hc files.

2 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.hc - High Resolution Continuous-tone TIFF Image

The HC graphic files are related to XnView. The HC file is a High Resolution Continuous-tone TIFF Image. TIFF (Tagged Image File Format) is a file format for storing images, popular among graphic artists, the publishing industry.

Application:
XnView
Category:
Graphic files
Mime-type:
image/tiff
Magic:
- / -
Aliases:
-
High Resolution Continuous-tone TIFF Image related extensions:
.$s
ZX Spectrum Hobetta Image
.2bp
Pocket PC Bitmap Image
.2d
Amapi Image
.411
Sony Mavica Picture
.4bt
GoDot Image
.73i
TI-73 Bitmap

.hc - VeraCrypt Container Data

The HC disk image files are related to VeraCrypt. The HC file is a VeraCrypt Container Data. VeraCrypt is a free open source disk encryption software for Windows, Mac OSX and Linux.

Application:
VeraCrypt
Category:
Disk Image files
Mime-type:
application/octet-stream
Magic:
- / -
Aliases:
-
VeraCrypt Container Data related extensions:
.veracrypt
VeraCrypt Encyrpted Volume

Naturally, other applications may also use the .hc file extension. Even harmful programs can create .hc files. Be especially cautious with .hc files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .hc file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:

example.hc

To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .hc file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

bc, ch, gc, hd, hf, hs, hv, hx, jc, mc, nc, tc, uc, yc

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

.mc
Sendmail M4 Configuration Source
.bc
Adobe Bridge Cache Data
.tc
TrueCrypt Volume
.yc
YAC Compressed
.mc
Windows Message Compiler Input
.ch
Scitex Continuous Tone

Operating systems

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Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Windows 11, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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