How to open SFX files

Did your computer fail to open a SFX file? We explain what SFX files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your SFX files.

What is a SFX file?

The SFX file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different programs may use the SFX file type for different types of data.

While we do not yet describe the SFX file format and its common uses, we do know which programs are known to open these files, as we receive dozens of suggestions from users like yourself every day about specific file types and which programs they use to open them.

We are continually working on adding more file type descriptions to the site, so if you have information about SFX files that you think will help others, please use the Update Info link below to submit it to us - we'd love to hear from you!

Generic SFX

These apps are known to open certain types of SFX files. Since many different programs may use SFX files for different purposes, you may need to try a few of the apps to open your specific SFX file.

Canvas XCanvas XUser submitted
CanvasCanvasUser submitted
STATGRAPHICS CenturionSTATGRAPHICS CenturionUser submitted
SafeFaxSafeFaxUser submitted
SolidViewSolidViewUser submitted
Internet faxingInternet faxingUser submitted
Fax-InternetFax-InternetUser submitted
FormularWare.NETFormularWare.NETUser submitted
SilhouetteSilhouetteUser submitted
Internet FaxInternet FaxUser submitted
Bruteforce Save DataBruteforce Save DataUser submitted
SFX Maker SRSFX Maker SRUser submitted
SFXWizard & ExtractWizardSFXWizard & ExtractWizardUser submitted
Strata Design 3D CXStrata Design 3D CXUser submitted
Strata 3D CXStrata 3D CXUser submitted
DirMaster v2.2.009/StyleDirMaster v2.2.009/StyleUser submitted

Try a universal file viewer

Try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and most likely yours too. Download Free File Viewer here.

We have not verified any programs that we know for certain can work with SFX-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any online services that we know for certain can work with SFX-files. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!