.HXX File Recovery

Have files been deleted due to a user’s error or software error? Have you formatted a disk by accident and need to know how to recover the files? Read our .HXX file recovery guide for Windows, MacOS, Android and IOS in 2024.

HXX File Recovery

What is a .HXX file?

Source code header file written in the C++ programming language; may include data types, constants, variables, and other definitions; used for declaring and storing reusable components of code.

What Are Common Causes of ".HXX" Files Lost or Failure?

There can be several common causes for ".HXX" files to be lost or fail:

  1. Accidental deletion: Users may accidentally delete the ".HXX" files while managing or organizing their files, leading to their loss.
  2. Software or hardware issues: Issues with software or hardware can cause ".HXX" files to become corrupted or inaccessible. This can happen due to system crashes, software conflicts, or hardware failures.
  3. Virus or malware attacks: Viruses or malware can infect and damage ".HXX" files, making them unusable or causing them to be deleted.
  4. File system errors: File system errors, such as disk errors or file system corruption, can lead to the loss or failure of ".HXX" files.
  5. Improper file transfer: If ".HXX" files are not transferred properly, such as interrupted downloads or incomplete file transfers, they may become corrupted or lost.
  6. Power outages: Sudden power outages or system shutdowns while working with ".HXX" files can result in their loss or failure.
  7. Human error: Human error, such as accidental formatting of a storage device or mistakenly overwriting ".HXX" files, can lead to their loss or failure.

It is always recommended to create backups of important files, including ".HXX" files, to prevent data loss in case of any unexpected events.

How to recover lost ".HXX" files?

Sometimes while working with a computer, laptop or other stationary or mobile devices, you may encounter various bugs, freezes, hardware or software failures, even in spite of regular updates and junk cleaning. As a result, an important ".HXX" file may be deleted.

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By no means should you think that the only way to recover a ".HXX" file is always to create it once more.

Use programs for recovering ".HXX" files if a file was lost after accidental or deliberate deleting, formatting the memory card or the internal storage, cleaning the storage device, after a virus attack or a system failure.

Programs to recover ".HXX" files

Looking for a way to get files back? In cases when files were deleted and they cannot be restored by using standard operating system tools, use Hetman Partition Recovery.

Partition Recovery™ 4.9
The tool recovers data from any devices, regardless of the cause of data loss.

Follow the directions below:

  1. Download Hetman Partition Recovery, install and start the program.

  2. The program will automatically scan the computer and display all hard disks and removable drives connected to it, as well as physical and local disks.

    File Recovery Software
  3. Double-click on the disk from which you need to recover ".HXX" files, and select analysis type.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Analysis Type
  4. When the scanning is over, you will be shown the files for recovery.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Files that Can be Restored
  5. To find a file you need, use the program’s interface to open the folder it was deleted from, or go to the folder "Content-Aware Analysis" and select the required file type.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Deep Scan
  6. Select the files you have been looking for and click "Recovery".

    File Recovery Software - Files List for Recovery
  7. Choose one of the methods for saving the files and recover them.

    Saving recovered files in Hetman Partition Recovery

How to open file with ".HXX" extension?

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Programs that open ".HXX" files

Microsoft Visual Studio 2019 Microsoft Visual Studio 2019
Eclipse CDT Eclipse CDT
Embarcadero C++Builder Embarcadero C++Builder
Digia Qt SDK Digia Qt SDK
Eclipse CDT Eclipse CDT
Digia Qt SDK Digia Qt SDK
MacroMates TextMate MacroMates TextMate
GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) GNU Compiler Collection (GCC)
Eclipse CDT Eclipse CDT
Digia Qt SDK Digia Qt SDK
GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) GNU Compiler Collection (GCC)

Additional Information

  • File type: C++ Source Code Header File

  • File extension: .HXX

  • Developer: N/A

  • Category: Developer Files

  • Format: Text


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Vladimir Artiukh

Author: Vladimir Artiukh, Technical Writer

Vladimir Artiukh is a technical writer for Hetman Software, as well as the voice and face of their English-speaking YouTube channel, Hetman Software: Data Recovery for Windows. He handles tutorials, how-tos, and detailed reviews on how the company’s tools work with all kinds of data storage devices.

Oleg Afonin

Editor: Oleg Afonin, Technical Writer

Oleg Afonin is an expert in mobile forensics, data recovery and computer systems. He often attends large data security conferences, and writes several blogs for such resources as xaker.ru, Elcomsoft and Habr. In addition to his online activities, Oleg’s articles are also published in professional magazines. Also, Oleg Afonin is the co-author of a well-known book, Mobile Forensics - Advanced Investigative Strategies.


Questions and answers

  • What is a ".HXX backup" file and how is it created?

    A ".HXX backup" file is a backup file created by Microsoft Visual Studio. It is typically associated with C++ header files (.h or .hpp files) used in Visual Studio projects.

    When you make changes to a header file in Visual Studio, it automatically creates a backup file with the same name and a ".HXX" extension. This backup file contains the previous version of the header file before the changes were made.

    The purpose of this backup file is to provide a safety net in case you need to revert back to the previous version of the header file. If you encounter any issues or errors after modifying the header file, you can restore the backup file to restore the previous working version.

    It is important to note that the creation of these backup files can be enabled or disabled in the Visual Studio settings. If you don't see any ".HXX backup" files, it might be because this feature is turned off in your Visual Studio configuration.

  • How can I restore a ".HXX backup" file to its original format?

    To restore a ".HXX backup" file to its original format, you will need to follow these steps:

    1. Identify the software or application that created the ".HXX backup" file. This information is crucial as it will determine the specific steps to restore the file.
    2. Check if the software or application has a built-in restore or import function. Many backup tools offer a restore option that allows you to select the backup file and restore it to its original format. Look for options like "Restore Backup" or "Import Backup" within the software.
    3. If the software does not have a built-in restore function, you may need to manually extract the contents of the backup file. You can do this by renaming the ".HXX" file extension to the appropriate file format it represents. For example, if the original format was a document file, you can rename it to ".doc" or ".docx" (for Microsoft Word documents). Similarly, for image files, you can rename it to ".jpg" or ".png."
    4. Once you have renamed the file, try opening it with the appropriate software that is compatible with the original file format. For example, if it was a document file, open it with Microsoft Word or any other word processing software.
    5. If the file does not open or appears to be corrupted, it is possible that the backup file may be incomplete or damaged. In such cases, you may need to contact the software or application provider for further assistance or try alternative recovery methods.

    Remember to always keep backups of your original files in a safe and separate location to avoid any loss of data.

  • Are there any specific software or tools required to access and manipulate ".HXX backup" files?

    There is no specific software or tool that is universally required to access and manipulate ".HXX backup" files. The file extension ".HXX" does not correspond to a standard backup file format, so the requirements may vary depending on the specific software or system that generated the backup file.

    To determine the appropriate software or tool, you should consider the context in which the backup file was created. If it was generated by a particular application or system, you may need to use the corresponding software or tool to access and manipulate the backup file.

    If you provide more information about the origin or purpose of the ".HXX backup" files, it may be possible to provide more specific guidance on the software or tools required.

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