How to open a file with .hqx extension?

File Type : Archive file type
Compatible with (Win10, Win8, Win7, Vista and WinXP)

You'll need a new app to open this .hqx file

Searching for the right program to open .hqx files?

"You'll need a new app to open this file" is probably the most common error faced by millions of Windows users every day. This is either because the program required to open a file is not available on your system or there may be other issues.


What is .hqx file extension?

HQX file extension is a Macintosh BinHex 4 Compressed Archive file that is used in storing the binary versions of images, multimedia files, documents etc. It consists of data that has been compressed and encoded from an 8-bit binary format into a 7-bit text format. HQX files help to upholds file virtues for Internet downloads, email attachments, and other file transfers since they integrate 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 authentic binary file.
You can see a list of software programs here on www.easyfileopener.org that can open this file type so that you don’t need to search for it on the web. You can then open your file with this extension using a software listed below.

Software that can be used to open hqxfiles:

  • Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 2010
  • Corel WinZip 18.5
  • ESTsoft ALZip
  • Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 16
  • Incredible Bee Archiver
  • Apple Archive Utility