What is a .PLX File And How To Open It – Hex-Rays (Guide)

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While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .plx extension. You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .plx file extension and how to open it.

What is a .PLX file?

The file extension .PLX is from 32-bit Linux IDA Plugin Module.The creator of this file extension is Hex-Rays. The file is a plugin related file.

What to know

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

How to open a .PLX file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .PLX file on various operating systems.

How to open a .PLX file on Linux

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

1. The first step is to download the Hex-Rays IDA software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Hex-Rays IDA.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .PLX 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: Hover over the “Open with” button

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

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Hex-Rays IDA software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .PLX file?

If you cannot open the .PLX file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .PLX file.plx – Perl Executable File. 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 .PLX file with the Hex-Rays IDA software on Linux.