An sfx file extension is related to the Self-extracting compressed archive file format.

There are 3 other file types using
the SFX file extension!

empty icon.sfx - Shark FX drawing

empty icon.sfx - STATGRAPHICS Plus experimental design

empty icon.sfx - SoundFX audio

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Software that open sfx file

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SFX file extension - Self-extracting compressed archive

What is sfx file? How to open sfx files?

File type specification:

Source code and script file type icon Source code and script file type

The sfx file extension is related to self-extracting compressed archives.

However, most modern archivers (WinRAR, WinZip, 7-zip etc.) use the exe file extension for them to make clear that they are in fact executables.

The default software associated to open sfx file:

PeaZip icon

PeaZip  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Giorgio Tani

PeaZip is free open source utility for Microsoft Windows and Linux. PeaZip can work with 118 archive types such as 7z, ARC, BZ2, GZ, ARJ, ACE, RAR, LHA CAB, DMG, PEA, etc.. 

Help how to open:

Use PeaZip to open *.sfx compressed archives.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .sfx file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

List of software applications associated to the .sfx 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 sfx file, edit sfx file, convert sfx file, view sfx file, play sfx file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

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 sfx files.

Software that open sfx file - Self-extracting compressed archive

Programs supporting the exension sfx on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open sfx file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with sfx file by default:
PeaZip small icon PeaZip
Other suggested software:
WinRAR small icon WinRAR
WinZip small icon WinZip
7-zip small icon 7-zip

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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