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.HEX File Extension

File Type 1Hexadecimal Source File

DeveloperN/A
Popularity
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CategoryMisc Files
FormatN/A

Unknown

File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.

What is a HEX file?

Contains settings, configuration information, or other data saved in a hexadecimal format; may be stored in either a binary or text format.

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NOTE: Binary hex files can only be opened with hex-editing programs. Text-based hex files can be opened and edited with a text editor.

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Programs that open HEX files
Windows
Heaventools FlexHex
Hex Workshop Hex Editor
Cygnus Hex Editor
HHD Hex Editor
Mac
HexEdit
HexEditor
Updated 2/20/2008

File Type 2BinHex Encoded File

DeveloperBinHex
Popularity
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Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryEncoded Files
FormatN/A

Unknown

File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.

What is a HEX file?

File encoded with an early version of BinHex (binary-to-hexadecimal) encoding software; used for converting files to a text format that could be sent via e-mail without being corrupted; typically takes up more space than the original file.

More Information

The BinHex program is only available for the Mac. Newer versions of the program save BinHex files with a .HQX extension rather than ".hex."

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Programs that open HEX files
Windows
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe for Windows
UUDeview
Mac
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 16
Mac Binary Converter
UUDeview
Linux
UUDeview
Updated 5/5/2008

.HEX Extension Information

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