HXR File Extension

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Microsoft Help Data
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    Microsoft Corporation
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What is HXR file?

HXR filename suffix is mostly used for Microsoft Help Data files. Microsoft Help Data format was developed by Microsoft Corporation. HXR files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. HXR file format, along with 4224 other file formats, belongs to the Misc Files category. The most popular program for handling HXR 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 HXR and other supported file formats.

Programs which support HXR file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support HXR files. HXR files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support HXR file

How to open file with HXR extension?

Being unable to open files with HXR extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with HXR extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with HXR files.

Step 1. Download and install Microsoft Office

Problems with opening and working with HXR files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with HXR files being present on your machine. This one is an easy one. Select Microsoft Office or one of the recommended programs (for example, Microsoft Visual Studio) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support HXR files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading Microsoft Office installed is by going to developer’s website (Microsoft Corporation) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update Microsoft Office to the latest version

If the problems with opening HXR files still occur even after installing Microsoft Office, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software.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. The reason that Microsoft Office cannot handle files with HXR may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of Microsoft Office is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign Microsoft Office to HXR 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 HXR on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the HXR file
  • 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 HXR files and clicking OK.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected HXR file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with HXR extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Check the HXR for errors

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

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

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the HXR file hinders attempts to open it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the HXR file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the HXR file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. If the HXR file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Microsoft Help Data file.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Microsoft Office

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with HXR extension. In this case close the other applications.

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

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Microsoft Help Data files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with HXR files affecting older versions of given software.

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