The File Extensions Database

.FH File Extension

  • Developer by: Symantec
  • Category: Backup Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .FH file?

.FH is Symantec Backup Exec File

"File history" backup file created by Backup Exec, a backup application for small to medium-sized businesses; stores backup data for a physical or virtual computer system; saved as part of a "Catalog," which is a collection of files backed up at a specific time.

FH files are used for performing file system restores in the advent data is lost or corrupted. They are saved with other file types that together comprise the backup.

Programs that open Symantec Backup Exec File
Symantec Backup Exec 15

How to solve problems with FH files

  • Associate the FH file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any FH file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.FH files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the FH file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .FH is Symantec Backup Exec File. Because only the current version supports the latest FH file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Symantec manufacturer website after an available .FH is Symantec Backup Exec File update.
  • To make sure that your FH file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.