HCX file format description

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

2 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.hcx - BinHex 2.0 Encoded Data

The HCX data files are related to Mac Binary Converter. The HCX file is a BinHex 2.0 Encoded data. BinHex is a binary to text translator that can directly encode any Macintosh document. It is similar to Uuencode.

Mac Binary Converter
Data files
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BinHex 2.0 Encoded Data related extensions:
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pgAdmin Database Backup
Microsoft Money 98 Data
Kofax Capabilities File
EGSEING Image Mode Data
Visual UML Model Backup

.hcx - Harvard ChartXL Chart Data

The HCX data files are related to Harvard Graphics ChartXL. The HCX file is a Harvard ChartXL Chart Data. Harvard Graphics is a pioneering graphic presentation program developed for DOS and later for Microsoft Windows.

Harvard Graphics ChartXL
Data files
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Harvard ChartXL Chart Data related extensions:
SPPAS Annotation Tool Data
Reason Remote Mapping Data
Pervasive DataExchange Log
Zemax Spectrum Source Data
MODELLER Sequence PIR Data
GNPeak Numeric Output File

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

Can't open a .hcx 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:


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 .hcx file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

bcx, chx, cx, gcx, hc, hca, hcc, hcd, hcs, hdx, hfx, hsx, hvx, hx, hxc

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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Operating systems

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