File Extension Library

.SFX File Extension

  • Category: Compressed Files
  • Format: Binary

What are .SFX files and how to open them?

Can't open .SFX file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .SFX file.

What is a .SFX file extension?

.SFX file extension has been classified as Compressed Files. The format of .SFX file is Binary

.SFX is Windows Self-Extracting Archive

Compressed archive containing one or more files; may use one of several different types of compression, such as .7Z, .ZIP, or .RAR compression; runs itself when opened and decompresses and extracts the contents; allows users to open the archive without needing a file decompression program.

SFX files can be created by several different programs, including RARLAB WinRAR, Corel WinZip, 7-Zip, ESTSoft ALZip, and Smart SFX Pro. SFX files created with 7-Zip may be extracted with PeaZip.

NOTE: Self-extracting archives commonly use the .EXE extension and not the ".sfx" extension.

List of all softwares that can open the Windows Self-Extracting Archive
Microsoft Windows
WinRAR 5
Corel WinZip 23
Incredible Bee Archiver
File Type 2 SoundFX Audio File
Category: Audio Files

An SFX file is an audio file saved in the SoundFX format. It is similar to a SoundTracker (.TFMX) file, but is designed for sound effects. SFX files may include patterns and audio effects, but are typically short in length.

The programs that created SFX files are no longer developed or maintained. However, they may be recognized by some audio tracker programs like OpenMPT.

List of all softwares that can open the SoundFX Audio File

How to fix problems with .SFX files

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