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📌 An .HQX standard schema references to the binary to hexadecimal text object created for Mac computers. Basically, the extension includes data which has been encoded, opened and compressed from an 8-bit binary representation to a 7-bit text view. Also an .HQX container can be especially useful for quick and transparent transferring binary multimedia, documents and images in the text view included into email attachments. As an extra option, .HQX tech definition assists to sustain file integrity for email attachments, Internet downloads, and other specific file transfers as long as they combine resource fork and data fork of Mac-related HFS hierarchy into a common unified archive.
📌 .HQX data instances can be smoothly opened up and processed by various essential archivers, able to decompress multiple archive definitions and subtypes and display them in clear, recognizable shape. As a matter of fact, .HQX file entries take up more space on the hard disk than their original binary analogue. In addition, the .HQX instances always start with the “This file must be converted with Binhex 4.0” line. All of the supported archiving and decompression suites can be flawlessly downloaded and opened from the authorized web-portals, dedicated to the appropriate archiver project. On the layout and composition the .HQX extension is absolutely identical to the .BHX file subcategory.