What is .hqx file?
The HQX extension is used for binary to hexadecimal text file created for Mac computers. It contains data that has been compressed and encoded from an 8-bit binary format into a 7-bit text format. Thses files can be useful for transferring binary images, documents, and multimedia as text in email attachments.
HQX files help to maintain file integrity for Internet downloads, email attachments, and other file transfers since they combine the data fork and resource fork from the Mac HFS structure into a single archive.
BinHex 4.0 files take up more disk space than their original binary file. They always begin with the line "(This file must be converted with Binhex 4.0)."
Recommended Software Programs to open .hqx file
Apple Mac OS X:
- Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 16
- Incredible Bee Archiver
- Apple Archive Utility
- Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 2010
- Corel WinZip 18.5
- ESTsoft ALZip