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.SHX File Extension

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File Type 1AutoCAD Compiled Shape File

DeveloperAutodesk
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CategoryCAD Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

Definition

Compiled shape file created by AutoCAD, a 2D and 3D design and engineering application; may contain shape definitions as well as font definitions for displaying custom text; supports many Type 1 PostScript fonts; used for storing smaller building blocks and fonts that are frequently inserted in drawings.

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SHX files can be compiled from both .SHP shape files and .PFB font files. After compilation, the resulting SHX file can be inserted into a drawing, and the user can specify the location, scale, and rotation of the imported shape.

Program(s) that open .SHX files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Autodesk AutoCAD 2016
Updated 9/3/2010

File Type 2Shapefile Index File

DeveloperESRI
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CategoryData Files
FormatN/A

Unknown

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

Definition

Index of ESRI Shapefiles (.SHP files) that stores index and offset information from the main Shapefile; allows for direct access to records in the main file; consists of a 100-byte header followed by 8-byte, fixed-length records that define the SHP files referenced by the index file; often saved along with a corresponding dBASE (.DBF) database file.

Program(s) that open .SHX files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
ESRI ArcGIS for Desktop
Updated 8/6/2007

File Type 3Motorola Flash Superfile

DeveloperMotorola
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.

Definition

Encrypted file used to "flash" the firmware of a Motorola cell phone, such as as a Razr or Rokr; often used for customizing or "modding" the interface of Motorola cell phones.

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To flash the memory of a cell phone, you must connect the phone to a PC via USB and run a program like PST or RSD, which can open the flash superfile.

SHX files are based on the .HS flex file format.

Program(s) that open .SHX files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Motorola PST Phone Programmer
Motorola RSD Lite
Updated 1/9/2008