HQX File Extension

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BinHex 4.0 Encoded Format
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What is HQX file?

Macintosh BinHex 4 Compressed Archive files posses the .HQX file extensions. Such files consist of details that have been compressed into 7-bit binary text format from an 8-bit format. 

This file format was originated so that both forks of the MAC files can be easily combined into a single file. This makes it extremely easy to transfer large sized documents, images and multimedia files over the Internet.

The .HQX extension was originally developed for Mac systems and this type of file format is not compatible with Windows operating system. The files can be easily identified by the message that is placed in the very first line.

Programs that support HQX file

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the HQX file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the HQX file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the HQX file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the HQX file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the HQX file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the HQX file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

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