>> HQX file

HQX file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.hqx - Macintosh BinHex Encoded File

The HQX data files are related to BinHex. The HQX file is a Macintosh BinHex encoded file. BinHex encoding converts an 8-bit file into a 7-bit format. It was similar to Uuencode, but combined both "forks" of the Mac file system together, along with extended file information. BinHexed files take up more space than the original files, but are far less likely to be corrupted in transit.

Data files
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Macintosh BinHex Encoded File related extensions:
BibTeX Bibliography Database
Backus-Naur Form File
Babylon License Data
ActiveSync Backup
Forsyth–Edwards Notation Data
Derive for Windows Data

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

Can't open a .hqx 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 .hqx file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

hq, hqz, hx, hxq, jqx, mqx, qx, tqx

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

Internet Explorer for Mac HQZ Archive
Quexal Source Code
Quex Input File
Haxe Source Code
NZ Infoshare Table Query File
Microsoft Help 2 Query Data

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

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

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