HXI File Extension

HXI file icon
Microsoft Help Compiled Storage
  • Developer
    Microsoft Corporation
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What is HXI file?

HXI is a file extension commonly associated with Microsoft Help Compiled Storage files. Microsoft Corporation defined the Microsoft Help Compiled Storage format standard. Files with HXI extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. Files with HXI extension are categorized as System Files files. The System Files subset comprises 298 various file formats. The most popular program for handling HXI files is Microsoft Office, but users can choose among 1 different programs that support this file format. On the official website of Microsoft Corporation developer not only will you find detailed information about theMicrosoft Office software, but also about HXI and other supported file formats.

Programs which support HXI file extension

Programs that can handle HXI files are as follows. HXI files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support HXI file

How to open file with HXI extension?

Problems with accessing HXI may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Microsoft Help Compiled Storage files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Get the Microsoft Office

Problems with opening and working with HXI files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with HXI files being present on your machine. The most obvious solution is to download and install Microsoft Office or one to the listed programs: Microsoft Visual Studio. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support HXI files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Microsoft Office website and download the installer.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Microsoft Office

If the problems with opening HXI files still occur even after installing Microsoft Office, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Microsoft Office is available. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. If you have an older version of Microsoft Office installed, it may not support HXI format. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Microsoft Office.

Step 3. Assign Microsoft Office to HXI files

If you have the latest version of Microsoft Office installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage HXI on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Right-click the HXI file and choose Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Microsoft Office is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open HXI files and clicking OK.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected HXI file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with HXI extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Ensure that the HXI file is complete and free of errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the HXI file is valid. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. Verify that the HXI in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the HXI is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the HXI file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the HXI file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. It could happen the the download process of file with HXI extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Microsoft Help Compiled Storage file.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Microsoft Office

If the systems has insufficient resources to open HXI files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Microsoft Help Compiled Storage files. It may be the case that the HXI files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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