.HQX File Extension

BinHex 4.0 Encoded File

General Information

Title HQX File Extension
Extension .hqx
Full Form BinHex 4.0 Encoded File
File Type Encoded File
Developer Unknown
MIME Type application/mac-binhex40

File Function

Primary Function Encode files
Additional Functions Compress, transport
Features ASCII text, Safe transfer

File Characteristics

Quality Lossless encoding
Supports Layers No
Supports Transparency No
Editable No

Use Cases

File Encoding Yes
Data Compression Yes
File Transfer Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Executable concealment
Best Practices Scan for viruses

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release 1980s
Latest Version Obsolete

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .bin, .sit, .zip

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
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