How to open HFA files

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

What is a HFA file?

HFA files are ERDAS Imagine Hierarchical File Architecture files, which you can read more about below.

The HFA file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different apps may use the same file extension for different types of data. So a HFA opener may not be able to open all kinds of HFA files. In this case, though, we only know of one specific use.

ERDAS Imagine Hierarchical File Architecture

Through our analysis of HFA files, we know that one use of the format is ERDAS Imagine Hierarchical File Architecture. We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

We have not verified any programs yet that works with this specific format. If you know any, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!

HFA file openers, viewers, etc.

These apps are known to open certain types of HFA files. Remember, different programs may use HFA files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

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