What is a .HPP File And How To Open It (Easy Guide)

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Have you downloaded a file with .hpp extension, but you are not sure what it is? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .hpp file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .HPP file?

The .HPP file extension comes from C++ Header File. The format of this file is text, and it is a development related file.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .hpp file on 1 platform.

How to open a .HPP file?

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

How to open a .HPP file on Mac

To open the .hpp file on Mac, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Apple Xcode and MacroMates TextMate software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .HPP file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

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

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Apple Xcode software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .HPP file?

If you cannot open the .HPP file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .HPP file.hpp – Haluha Somewhere. 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 .HPP file with the Apple Xcode, MacroMates TextMate programs on Mac.