HQX file converter How to convert HQX file?

What is HQX file?


The HQX file extension is a type of binary encoding that can be opened by the BinHex 4.0 application. It is used by Hex-Rays to hide sensitive data, such as passwords and encryption keys, inside a document and allow them to read and edit it later without the need for encryption software. This file extension was used in early days of computer programming before encryption software became popular for protection purposes. Nowadays, these files are often created by hackers using various tools, such as EncFS or TrueCrypt, to store encrypted data in documents that can be opened with a password.

HQX Format details


Full Name BinHex 4.0 Encoded Format
Developer N/A
Category Encoded Files

Software, that convert HQX files


The easiest way to convert a HQX file is to save it in a different file format using dedicated software. Below you will find a list of software programs that can handle HQX files. Open your HQX file with one of them and save in another file format.


HQX Converters

  • ALZip
  • ZipZag
  • MacDisk
  • The Unarchiver
  • MacImage
  • BinHex
  • 6 HQX converters

HQX conversions