Opening FAX files
Did your computer fail to open a FAX file? We explain what FAX files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your FAX files.
What is a FAX file?
Files that contain the .fax file extension are most commonly associated with digital fax files. In the past, users had to use actual fax machine devices to send and receive faxes. With newer Internet technology, users can now send faxes using their computers and an Internet connection.
When a user receives a digital fax, the fax file is saved to the user's hard drive with the .fax file extension. Some faxing applications will also save copies of a user's sent faxes with the .fax file suffix.
The FAX file format conforms to the ITU-T recommendations T.30 and T.4. FAX files are usually saved in TIFF format. When the file is opened the user can see the actual fax image that was sent to them via the digital FAX software.
Software that will open, convert or fix FAX files
- Free File ViewerVerifiedProgram has been verified by file.org to work with FAX files.
- ImageMagickVerifiedProgram has been verified by file.org to work with FAX files.
- ALSeeUser SubmittedNot yet verified by file.org
- The Print ShopUser SubmittedNot yet verified by file.org
- PrintMasterUser SubmittedNot yet verified by file.org
Try a universal file viewer
In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.