HQX file extension - Macintosh BinHex archive
What is hqx file? How to open hqx files?
File type specification:
hqx file icon:
The hqx file extension is associated with the Macintosh BinHex archive format that was used in previous versions of MAC OS operating systems.
BinHex is short for "binary-to-hexadecimal" and was once a common format to convert a file from binary form to an ASCII text file (8-bit binary format to 7-bit ASCII text format). Binary file converted to ASCII format take up more space, but are less likely to be corrupted when it transferred between systems. BinHex was very popular to transfer binary data as a text attachment via e-mail.
BinHex format was very popular on Mac OS 9 operating system and earlier because it combines data and resource forks of a file and preserves them during transfer.
BinHex format uses compression function of the RLE type, to avoid sending repetitive sequences of identical characters.
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The default software associated to hqx file type:
Company or developer:
Logiciels & Services Duhem
MacDisk is an utility for reading, writing and formatting Apple Macintosh magnetic media on an IBM compatible PC, without any hardware modification of the computer and without any add-on.
Company or developer:
BinHex is short for binary-to-hexadecimal, system used to encoding binary files sent via e-mail on Apple Mac. It is obsolete file format.
List of software applications associated to the .hqx file extension
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Software that open hqx file - Macintosh BinHex archive
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