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HEC file extension

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

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

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1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database

✅ Pvquan Heckbert Data

HEC file is a Pvquan Heckbert Data. Persistence of Vision Quantiser Utilities (PVQUAN) is a color quantisation program which post-processes raw image files produced by the Persistence of Vision Ray Tracer (POVRAY).
HEC format description not yet available
Category: Data files
Application: Pvquan
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
HEC aliases:
HEC related links:
HEC related extensions:

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

🚫 The .hec file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

bec, ec, h3c, hc, hce, hdc, he, hed, hef, hes, hev, hex, hfc, hrc, hsc

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

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TECkit Compiled Mapping Table
Informix ESQL/C Source
HSC-Tracker Song

🔴 Can't open a .hec 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 .hec 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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