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.HBX File Extension

File TypeBinHex Encoded File

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What is an HBX file?

Binary to Hexadecimal text file created for Mac computers; contains compressed and encoded data that was originally in an 8-bit binary format, but now is in a 7-bit text format; typically used for transferring binary images, documents, and multimedia data using a textual format in email attachments.

More Information

The ".hbx" extension is an alternative to the more commonly used .BHX or .HQX extensions.

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Programs that open HBX files
Corel WinZip 21
ESTsoft ALZip
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe for Windows
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 16
Dare to be Creative iArchiver
Updated 2/8/2010

About the file extension hbx

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