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H5 file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .h5 file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .h5 file?
  • What program do I need to open a .h5 file?
  • How can the .h5 file be opened, edited or printed?
  • How can I convert .h5 files to another format?

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✅ Hierarchical Data Format Release 5

HE5 file is a Hierarchical Data Format Release 5. Hierarchical Data Format (HDF) is a data file format designed by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) to assist users in the storage and manipulation of scientific data across diverse operating systems and machines.
Category: Data files
Application: HDF Tools
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
HE5 aliases:
h5, hdf5
HE5 related links:
HE5 related extensions:
Hierarchical Data Format File

Other types of files may also use the .h5 file extension.

🚫 The .h5 file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

b5, g5, hr, ht

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

CAMtastic Mid Layer Gerber Data
TRS 80 Image
Atari 8-bit HighRes Image
HyperTerminal Settings
Humminbird Track Data
VTrain Data File

🔴 Can't open a .h5 file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows cannot open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .h5 file association, check the FAQ.

🔴 Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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