What are H17 files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a H17 file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.
What is a H17 file?
A .H17 file is a HDOS H-17 Portable Dump Disk Image file.
HDOS stands for High-Density Operating System, a powerful software platform developed by Honeywell that was popularly used in minicomputers from the late 1970s to early 1980s.
.h17 files are data files created by HDOS and are vital for securely transporting information between computer systems, providing a bridge between different machines running the same operating system. These files capture the contents of a disk drive in their entirety and can be used to create backups or move data securely from one HDOS system to another.
They store essential bits of information related to the structure of the disk such as its directory structure, file content, attributes, and many other pieces of data that help reconstruct disk images accurately on different systems.
How to open H17 files
Important: Different programs may use files with the H17 file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your H17 file is, you may need to try a few different programs.
We have not yet verified any programs for Windows that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!
Last updated: January 30, 2023
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