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.
1 filename extension(s) found in our database.
.hcx - BinHex 2.0 Encoded Data
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.
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.
- Open Control Panel > Control Panel Home > Default Programs > Set Associations.
- Select a file type in the list and click Change Program.
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:
tcx, bcx, mcx, hxc, hsx, hdx, hcd, hca, gcx, ucx, chx, ncx, jcx, hx, hfx
Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?
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