File Extension Library

.HCXS File Extension

  • Developer by: Government of Canada
  • Category: Data Files
  • Format: Text

What is an .HCXS file?

.HCXS file extension is created by Government of Canada. .HCXS has been classified as Data Files. The format of .HCXS file is Text.

.HCXS is Canadian Product Incident Report Form

An HCXS file is an incident report form used by the Government of Canada - Health Canada, which allows consumers to report cosmetic or consumer product incidents. It contains information about the report, such as the type, who is reporting, contact details, date of the incident, who was affected, description of the incident, name and manufacturer of the product, and where the product was purchased.

HCXS files are created when a user clicks the "Save My Form" link on the "Cosmetic or Consumer Product Incident Report - Form for Consumer" webpage from After clicking the "Save My Form" link, the HCXS file is downloaded by your web browser and placed in your "Downloads" folder. You can also right-click the "Save My Form" link to name the file and choose the save location.

You can also upload an HCXS file to the "Save My Form" link on the "Cosmetic or Consumer Product Incident Report - Form for Consumer" webpage from Click Choose File under the "How to view/edit your previous Incident Report for Consumer - Section 11" then click Upload Information.

List of all softwares that can open the Canadian Product Incident Report Form
Government of Canada Consumer Incident Report

How to Open .HCXS file on different platforms

Open .HCXS File on Windows

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

Open .HCXS File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .HCXS 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 .HCXS File on Linux

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

Open .HCXS File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .HCXS 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 .HCXS 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 .HCXS files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .HCXS files

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