Opening 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?

Files that contain the .sfx file extension are most commonly associated with compressed archive files. When a user needs to transmit large files or large batches of files, they will often compress the files into a compressed archive in order to make transmission of the files easier. These files are commonly saved as an executable program so that the archive contained within the file can be self-extracted.

A variety of software applications assign the .sfx file extension when creating a file archive for this purpose. Some of the popular applications that use the .sfx file extension for compressed archive files include WinZip, WinAce, SFX-Factory and ALZip.

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.

By Prof. Jones (The File Expert)

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