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HEX file extension

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

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

We hope you find this page helpful and a valuable resource!

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

✅ BinHex Encoded Data

HEX file is a BinHex Encoded data. BinHex is a binary to text translator that can directly encode any Macintosh document. It is similar to Uuencode.
Category: Data files
Application: Mac Binary Converter
Mime-type: application/mac-binhex
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
HEX aliases:
HEX related links:
HEX related extensions:
Macintosh BinHex Encoded File

Plain Text Document

Uuencoded Data

Xxencoded Data

TCR E-book

BinHex 2.0 Encoded Data

Base64 Encoded Data

Boo Encoded Data

Mobipocket Reader Data

Mobipocket Reader E-Book

✅ Intel HEX Format Data

HEX file is an Intel HEX Format Data. The Intel HEX (ihex) generally known as hex file, is a format used to store machine language code in hexadecimal form. It is widely used format to store programs to be transferred to microcontrollers, ROM and EEPROM. The compilers convert the programs written in assembly, C etc into corresponding hex files, which are dumped into the controllers using burners/programmers.
HEX format description not yet available
Application: AVRDUDE
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
HEX aliases:
ihex, ihx
HEX related links:
HEX related extensions:
Executable and Linkable Format File

AVRDUDE Eprom Data

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

🚫 The .hex file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

bex, ehx, ex, gex, hdx, he, hea, hec, hed, hes, hfx, hrx, hsx, hwx, hx

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

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MAXQDA Exchange Data
Geometry Explorer Data
Haxe Source Code
Boom Extension
Hudson Entertainment Sound

🔴 Can't open a .hex 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 .hex 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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