Open HEX File – What is and How to View – Format and Programs


  • Files type: Hexadecimal Source
  • Category: Data Files
  • Extension: .HEX

 

What is a .HEX File

There are 2 different types of HEX files, binary and text-based. The text based HEX files can be opened with any text editor like notepad whereas one needs hex editing programs to open their binary counterparts.

These files generally contain program settings along with their configuration information.

They can also be general data saved in the hexadecimal format which can be stored either as a text file or as a binary format.

It is not a runnable program and double clicking on this file will launch either the text or binary editor depending on the format of the HEX file.

 

How to Open HEX Files

File format: Open Standard
Open with Windows:

  • Cygnus ;
  • HHD Editor
Open with Linux: EditPad Pro

Problems opening? Hex Files won’t open

If you have problems, try to do the following actions:

  • Update or reinstall one of the recommended programs.
  • Ensure you have administrator privileges in your operating system user.
  • Update your drivers in your computer or mobile device.

 

How to create a .HEX File

You can use the specific software for creation Hex workshop editor. You can download and buy it from the official website.