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A BinHex 4.0 encoded file is implemented with encoding specifications that can transform binary data into its Hexadecimal text version. This is done to improve the stability of these binary files for distribution purposes. A BinHex 4.0 encoded file is saved in the HQX format and is affixed with the .hqx extension. These BinHex 4.0 encoded files and the HQX file format along with the encoding specifications integrated into this file format were initially developed for Mac platforms. The content of a BinHex 4.0 encoded file consists of 7-bit data in text format, and this is from the 8-bit binary data stored in the file before it was encoded as a BinHex 4.0 encoded file. The size of a BinHex 4.0 encoded file is larger than the size of the binary data before it was encoded. This is because Mac's structural resource and data forks are implemented into a BinHex 4.0 encoded file. Binary data that can be encoded in the HQX format and converted into an .hqx file includes digital multimedia content like videos and images, along with document presentations embedded with digital objects and visual elements. The Corel WinZip 16 Pro software can be used in computers running on Microsoft Windows-based systems to implement support into the computer for creating, opening and accessing the content of these HQX files.

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Detail hqx file extension information:
File Type: hqx
File Format: BinHex 4.0 Encoded File
Primary Association: Encrypted Files
Mime Type: application/binhex, application/mac-binhex, application/mac-binhex40, application/octet-stream, application/x-gzip, application/x-stuffit, application/x-tar, application/x-winzip, application/x-zip-compressed