File Extension SHX

.SHX File

File extension: SHX
File type: DataBase Index

Notes about the SHX file extension:

To open this file type, a required software must be installed. Without it you only see a Windows message "The following file cannot be opened" (Windows 7) or "How do you want to open this file?" (Windows 10) if you double-click the file. There click on "More apps" and choose a suitable software to view such files on your PC or from email attachments.

The SHX file type is primarily associated with 'ArcView' by ESRI.

Detailed information for file extension SHX:

Primary association: ArcView
Company: ESRI
Identifying characters Hex: 00 00 27 0A 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 , ASCII: '

Other applications associated with file type SHX:

  • AutoCAD (Shape Entities) by Autodesk, Inc. The identifying characters used for this association are - Hex: 41 75 74 6F 43 41 44 2D 38 36 20 73 68 61 70 65 73 20 31 2E , ASCII: AutoCAD-86 shapes 1.Program ID: AutoCADCompiledShape , AutoCADLTCompiledShape
  • GIS Software Geographic Shape Index File Related links: ArcView, JShape, GIS Info
  • RAZR (Flash File) by Motorola, Inc.This is a flash file format largely being developed by MotoX and others for upgrades usually contained within .HS (flex files). There are a variety of modding sites for the RAZR phone. Related links: The Moto Guide,
File Identifier - TrID
'Identifying characters' used on are
provided by Marco Pontello from his TrID database

To change file associations press Windows Key + X and then Apps and Features > Default apps > Choose default apps by file type. Invalid file associations could be the result of underlying issues within your Windows PC.

Technical data

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System Info for File Extension .SHX

The following listing is compiled from the database produced by the 'Associate This!' program, selected data from the main FILExt database and information FILExt collected directly from user systems.

ProgramID: AutoCADCompiledShape, FileType: AutoCAD Compiled Shape

ProgramID: AutoCADLTCompiledShape, FileType: AutoCAD LT Compiled Shape

ProgramID: Software.Document
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Motorola\PST\UT_NVM.exe

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