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What are HQX files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a HQX file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your HQX files.

What is a HQX file?

A .HQX file is a BinHex Encoded file.

A BinHex encoded .HQX file is a binary-to-text encoding format used primarily on Macintosh systems to facilitate the transfer of binary files via text-only channels, such as email.

These files are identifiable by their ".hqx" extension and begin with the "This file must be converted with BinHex 4.0" header. They preserve Macintosh-specific file metadata and include checksums for error detection.

How to open HQX files

We have identified two HQX openers that are compatible with this specific type of HQX file.

Programs that open BinHex Encoded files

Stuffit ExpanderStuffit ExpanderVerified

Last updated: May 23, 2024

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