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?
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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.
✅ 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.
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:
Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?
We found the following similar file extensions in our database:
🔴 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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