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

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .sfx extension, but you are not sure what it is? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. That’s why we have made this article! You will learn how to open the .sfx file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .SFX file?

The .SFX file extension comes from Windows Self-Extracting Archive. The format of this compressed file is binary.

What to know

There are currently 6 software that can open the .sfx file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .SFX file?

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

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

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

1. The first step is to download the PeaZip software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use Microsoft Windows, RARLAB WinRAR, Corel WinZip, 7-Zip and PeaZip software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .SFX 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: 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the PeaZip software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .SFX file on Mac

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

1. In the first step you need to download the Incredible Bee Archiver software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .SFX file

2. The second step is locating 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: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Incredible Bee Archiver software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .SFX file?

If you cannot open the .SFX file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .SFX file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .sfz – Cakewalk, .sg – SG-1000 Game ROM File, .sg0 – Humongous Entertainment, .sga – Relic Entertainment, .sgaa – Bungie Studios. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .SFX file with the PeaZip, Microsoft Windows, RARLAB WinRAR, Corel WinZip, 7-Zip programs on Windows and Incredible Bee Archiver program on Mac.