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WHX File Extension

WinHex Backup Data Format

What is WHX file?

Full format name of files that use WHX extension is WinHex Backup Data Format. WHX file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. WHX file format, along with 234 other file formats, belongs to the Backup Files category. The most popular software that supports WHX files is WinHex. Software named WinHex was created by X-Ways Software Technology AG. In order to find more detailed information on the software and WHX files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support WHX file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support WHX files. Files with WHX extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support WHX file

Windows Windows

Updated: 03/05/2021

How to open file with WHX extension?

Problems with accessing WHX may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with WHX 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 WHX files.

Step 1. Install WinHex software

Install software to open WHX file Problems with opening and working with WHX files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with WHX files being present on your machine. The solution is straightforward, just download and install WinHex. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit WinHex website and download the installer.

Step 2. Update WinHex to the latest version

Update software that support file extension WHXIf the problems with opening WHX files still occur even after installing WinHex, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of WinHex 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 WinHex installed, it may not support WHX format. The most recent version of WinHex is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate WinHex Backup Data Format files with WinHex

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate WHX files with latest version of WinHex you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Associate software with WHX file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Right-click the WHX file and choose Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the WinHex installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open WHX files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with WHX file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with WHX extension, select 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 WHX extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the WHX is not faulty

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the WHX file is valid. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

Check WHX file for viruses
1. The WHX may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

Should it happed that the WHX is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. WHX file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Verify that the WHX file’s structure is intact

If you obtained the problematic WHX file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. It could happen the the download process of file with WHX 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

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 WinHex Backup Data Format file.

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

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support WHX files. Close all running programs and try opening the WHX file.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with WinHex Backup Data Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle WHX files.

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