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SHX file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.shx - ArcView Shape Index

The SHX gis files are related to ESRI ArcGIS Desktop. SHX file is an ArcView Shape Index. ArcView is full-featured GIS software for visualizing, analyzing, creating, and managing data with a geographic component. The SHX file stores the index of the feature geometry (SHP).

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

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

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

chx, ehx, hx, sbx, sgx, sh, sha, shc, shd, shs, sjx, smx, snx, stx, sx

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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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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