A hex file extension is related to the Macintosh BinHex encoded file archive (ASCII) format. Obsolete format.

There are 5 other file types using
the HEX file extension!

empty icon.hex - Hex dump file format

empty icon.hex - Magellan GPS Receiver flash ROM upgrade

empty icon.hex - Intel Hexadecimal Object

empty icon.hex - Pioneer CDJ-800MK2 firmware update file

empty icon.hex - WOW! firmware module

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HEX file extension - Macintosh BinHex encoded file archive (ASCII)

What is hex file? How to open hex files?

File type specification:

Encoded and encrypted file type icon Encoded and encrypted file type

The hex file extension is associated with the Macintosh BinHex archive format. BinHex, short for "binary-to-hexadecimal", is a binary-to-text encoding system that was used on the Mac OS for sending binary files through e-mail.

This hex file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.

Updated: January 17, 2019

The default software associated to open hex file:

Mac OS X icon

Apple, Inc. logoMac OS X  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Apple, Inc.

OS X or Mac OS X is Unix-based operating system developed by Apple Inc. for Macintosh computers. It contains basic core applications for everyday use, such as Finder basic file manager, Safari for Internet browsing, QuickTime for video, iTunes for managing audio data and iPod, iOS devices management , iMessage instant messaging, Mail, Contacts, Calendar and many more.

The latest version 10.11 of OS X is called El Capitan. It is available to purchase on Mac App Store as well as is distributed with new Mac computers and notebooks. It includes features to improve the security, performance, design and usability.

OS X operating system was replaced by new macOS in 2016!

Help how to open:

Use Stuffit Deluxe to decode .hex BinHex encoded file archives.

How to convert:

Probably cannot be converted to anything else.

List of software applications associated to the .hex file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open hex file, edit hex file, convert hex file, view hex file, play hex file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Hint:
Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting hex files.

Software that import hex file - Macintosh BinHex encoded file archive (ASCII)

Programs supporting the exension hex on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about Online BinHex Encoder / Decoder Tool for import hex file action.

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