File Extension Library

.HC File Extension

  • Developer by: IDRIX
  • Category: Disk Image Files

What is an .HC file?

.HC file extension is created by IDRIX. .HC has been classified as Disk Image Files.

.HC is VeraCrypt Container File

An HC file is a container file created by VeraCrypt, disk encryption software. It contains a virtual encrypted disk. HC files can be configured to a specific KB, MB, or GB volume size and are password protected.

To create an HC file select Tools → Volume Creation Wizard and click Next. Select the container type, name the file, and choose the location where you would like to save the file.

You can open an HC file simply by double-clicking the file and it will open in VeraCrypt.

VeraCrypt is a successor to TrueCrypt, an encryption tool for desktop operating systems. TrueCrypt was abandoned by its developers because of security holes that were fixed by another group of developers then repackaged as VeraCrypt. VeraCrypt is free and open source.

List of all softwares that can open the VeraCrypt Container File

How to Open .HC file on different platforms

Open .HC File on Windows

  • Right-click a .HC
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .HC file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .HC files" Press "Ok"

Open .HC File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .HC file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .HC File on Linux

Right click on the .HC file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .HC File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .HC file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .HC File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .HC files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .HC files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .HC files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .HC file format
  2. You need to check the .HC file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)