Help! I Can’t Open FPX Files!

There are many reasons why your FPX file might not open on your computer. If you have FPX files that don’t open when you double-click it, ask yourself the following questions...

Do I have the right program?

If you don’t have a program installed on your computer that’s compatible with FPX files, you won’t be able to open one. See if you have one of the most common programs associated with FPX files listed below.

  • Compiled FoxPro Program
  • FlashPix Bitmap

What type of file is it?

When you can’t open FPX files, try to figure out the file type. This can help you find the right program to open it. Usually, FPX files are considered Raster Image Files. However, you can look up the file type to be sure. Start by right-clicking the file icon and clicking “Properties” (“More Info” if you’re on a Mac). Then look for the file type under “Type of File” (“Kind” on a Mac).

Can a developer help?

When you can’t open FPX files, a software developer might be able to help. The developers for the programs mentioned above are as follows:

Software Developer
Compiled FoxPro Program Microsoft Programmer
FlashPix Bitmap Kodak

Try contacting one of these developers to find out how you can open your FPX file.

Can I use a universal file viewer?

A universal file viewer is the way to go when you have FPX files that can’t be opened by any other program. Install a universal file viewer like File Magic (Download) and see if it will open your FPX file. Remember that if your file is not compatible, the universal file viewer will only open it in binary format.

Download Universal File Viewer (File Magic) 

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