File Extension Database

Open SHX File

SHX files have various types of use, namely:

AutoCAD Compiled Shape File

An SHX extension file contains a shape or font compiled by Autodesk AutoCAD from an SHP shape file or a PFB font file.

The SHX file stores shape definitions as well as font definitions for displaying custom text.

SHX files support many PostScript type 1 fonts.

AutoCAD is an industry leading program that allows you to create and customize virtually any device, from a computer mouse to a jet.

AutoCAD regularly uses SHX files, so there should be no inconvenience when working with these types of files.

Motorola Flash Superfile

The SHX file, in this case, is an encrypted file used to 'flash' the firmware of a Motorola mobile phone, such as a Razr or Rokr.

The SHX is often used to customize or "model" the interface of Motorola mobile phones.

To flash a mobile memory, you have to connect the phone to a PC via USB and run a program such as PST or RSD, which can open the super flash file.

SHX files are based on the .HS flex file format.

Shapefile Index File

The SHX is an ESRI Shapefile index that stores the index and offset information of the main Shapefile.

The SHX allows direct access to the records in the main file and consists of a 100-byte header followed by fixed-length 8-byte records that define the SHP files referenced by the index file.

Software to open an SHX file

Due to the great diversity and differences between the formats that involve an SHX file, you must first make sure of the type of file, and then you must have one of the following software packages to be able to open it:

Frequently associated Windows objects:

  • DWGTrueViewCompiledShape

Open SHX File on Windows

Open SHX File on Mac OS

Open SHX File on Android

If you downloaded a SHX file on Android device you can open it by following steps below:

Open SHX File on iPhone or iPad

To open SHX File on iOS device follow steps below:

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