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.HEX File Extension

File Type 1Hexadecimal Source File

DeveloperN/A
Popularity
3.4 (28 Votes)
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.

More Information

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
1.5 (4 Votes)
CategoryEncoded Files
FormatN/A

Unknown

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

.HEX File Association 2

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."

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

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