What is a .HBX File And How To Open It (Visual Guide)

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While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .hbx extension. You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .hbx file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .HBX file?

The file extension .HBX is from BinHex Encoded File.This encoded file is in text format.

What to know

There are currently 3 software that can open the .hbx file on 1 platform.

How to open a .HBX file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .HBX file on your operating system/device.

How to open a .HBX file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .hbx file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the ESTsoft ALZip software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use Corel WinZip, ESTsoft ALZip and Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .HBX file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the ESTsoft ALZip software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .HBX file?

If you are still unable to open the .HBX file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .HBX file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .hc – IDRIX, .hc – Terry A. Davis, .hca – CRI Middleware, .hcc – HydroCAD Software Solutions, .hcd – Samsung. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .HBX file with the ESTsoft ALZip, Corel WinZip, Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe programs on Windows.