What is a .HFS File And How To Open It (Simple Steps)

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Have you came across a file with the .hfs extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? 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 .hfs file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .HFS file?

The .HFS file extension stands for HFS Disk Image File. This disk image file is in binary format.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .hfs file on 1 platform.

How to open a .HFS file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .HFS file on various operating systems.

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

There are 4 simple steps to open the .hfs file on Windows.

1. In the first step you need to download the 7-Zip software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is 7-Zip.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .HFS 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, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the 7-Zip software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .HFS file?

If you are still unable to open the .HFS file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .HFS file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .hft – HotDocs, .hfv – Apple, .hgl – Hewlett-Packard, .hgt – SRTM Elevation Data File, .hh – C++ Header File. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .HFS file with the 7-Zip program on Windows.