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Details of the .shx file extension

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

  • What is the .shx file?
  • What program do I need to open a .shx file?
  • How can the .shx file be opened, edited or printed?
  • Where can I find the specifications for .shx?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .shx extension?
  • How can I convert .shx files to another format?
  • What are other, similar filename extensions to .shx?

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

.shx file extension details

ArcView Shape Index

ArcView Shape Index .shx file icon
SHX file is an ArcView Shape Index. ArcView is full-featured GIS software for visualizing, analyzing, creating, and managing data with a geographic component. The SHX file stores the index of the feature geometry (SHP).
Category: GIS files
Application: ESRI ArcGIS Desktop
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
SHX aliases:
SHX related links:
SHX related extensions:
ArcView Project

ESRI ArcGIS Ascii Grid

ArcView Geocoding Standardization

ArcView Legend Template

ArcView Extension

ArcView Shape File

ArcView Ungenerate File

Topocad Road Profile

Topocad Roadlines

Topocad Traverse Document

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

.shx file extension error

The .shx file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

stx, shs, sh, syx, smx, shc, snx, shd, hx, sbx, chx, sx, sgx, whx, ehx

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

ArcGIS Spatial Index
SAS XPORT Transport File
SBIG CCD Camera Image
Roxio Express Labeler Document
Shell Scrap File
Unix Shell Script
MIDI System Exclusive Message
ZX Spectrum Emulator Snapshot Extended
Adobe Photoshop Shape Curves
Windows Shadow Header
open .shx file

Can't open a .shx 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 .shx file association, check the FAQ.

.shx file extension

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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