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Details of extension .hqx

1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) in our database

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

  • What is the .hqx file?
  • Which program can create the .hqx file?
  • Where can you find a description of the .hqx format?
  • What can convert .hqx files to a different format?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .hqx extension?
Macintosh BinHex Encoded File .hqx file icon

Macintosh BinHex Encoded File

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.
Category: Data files
Application: BinHex
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/mac-binhex
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:
Uuencoded Data
Xxencoded Data
BinHex 2.0 Encoded Data
Base64 Encoded Data
Boo Encoded Data
BinHex Encoded Data
MIME Encoded Data

Other types of files may also use the .hqx file extension. If you have helpful information about .hqx extension, write to us!

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar extensions in our database:

Haxe Source Code
Quexal Source Code
Quex Input File
Microsoft Help 2 Query Data
Apple ProRes 422 HQ Video
Malete Query Access File
NZ Infoshare Table Query File

The .hqx filename extension is often given incorrectly!

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

qx (12), hx (7), hxq (5), hq (2), mqx (1), tqx (1)

Can't open a .hqx file?

If you want to open a .hqx file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. If the .hqx association isn't set correctly, you may receive the following error message:

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.hqx

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 from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program whith which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2003/2008/2012, Windows 7, Windows 8, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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