Native to Mac OS, HQX is a file format most used for transferring binary images, documents and other multimedia files as text in email attachments. This file format contains 7-bit text format encoded from an 8-bit binary format. Also known as BinHex 4.0 (Binary to Hexadecimal), HQX format maintains file integrity during transfer via email and internet download. It does that by combining the data fork and the resource fork from the MAC HFS structure into a single archive. For Windows users, Winzip is a great tool to access HQX file.
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