(PRWEB) March 17, 2013
HMT, HST, IDX, and IIF file extensions are associated with different file types, one of which is a data file. As data files are created by the user in addition to a wide variety of programs and applications, and can be associated with different device operating systems. Avanquest recently introduced recommendations on the main types of software to open HMT, HST, IDX, and IIF files.
Avanquest reveals that the HMT file extension as a data file type is used with a technology developed by Microsoft and Panasonic. The technology is known as High Performance Media Access Technology or HighMAT for short and provides a proprietary method for saving digital media on a CD. File extension HST is a data file that contains logs which define the history of application use for a variety of different programs. HST files store files such as browsing history, updates, and other data related to application events.
File extension IDX can contain data such as reports which are generated as a historical log index using Human Machine Interface (HMI) software or data which is stored for access to points of interest on a GPS navigation device. In this instance, IDX files must be opened with the software which created the files.
File extension IIF is a data file type which is commonly used with Intuit QuickBooks which is a financial data application. IIF files are stored in a text-based format and can be used with a variety of different spreadsheet applications.
Avanquest recommends a variety of software applications to open HMT, HST, IDX, and IIF files. Depending on the data file type, the files can be opened using the software application, which created the file, alternative applications, or text editing programs if the file is in a plain text format.
HighMAT: HighMAT technology is recommended for opening file extension HMT. It is a patented technology which provides an innovative way to save digital multimedia that is created on a PC to optical media such as a CD/RW disk. The technology ensures playing back videos, music, and viewing photo collections on additional electronic devices such as a DVD player or car stereo. For Windows XP the included HighMAT technology can be used to save multimedia files to a CD using the HighMAT proprietary format. Since Microsoft discontinued HighMAT only a few years after it was introduced on the market, Windows XP is the only operating system that will support HMT files created with HighMAT.
Various Programs and Applications: File extension HST can be opened using the specific program or application which created the file. For example, if the file was created by Internet Explorer to describe a web browsing history, the contents of an HMT file can be viewed using Internet Explorer.
VDO Dayton: File extension IDX can be opened using a VDO Dayton GPS navigation device with the IDX files loaded onto a USB flash drive. A VDO Dayton portable navigation device can be obtained at any electronics retail establishment with the files being loaded onto a flash drive from the Navigation.com website.
QuickBooks: Intuit QuickBooks can be used to open file extension IIF. Windows users can open IIF files using Intuit QuickBooks Pro 2013 which is available on the Intuit website. For Mac OS X, file extension IIF can be opened using Intuit QuickBooks for Mac 2013 which is available for download on the Intuit website.
Excel: Microsoft Excel can be used to open file extension IIF after the file has been exported to the Excel format using Intuit QuickBooks. Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet application which is part of the Microsoft Office Suite of productivity applications. Excel is available on the Microsoft website and is compatible with Windows and Mac OS X.
Any Text Editor: File extension IIF can be opened using any text editing program since the file is in a text-based format. They are text editing applications such as Notepad, WordPad, or TextPad for Windows, Apple TextMate or BBEdit for Mac OS X, or Nano Editor and gEdit for the Linux operating system.
These are some of the software applications recommended by Avanquest to open HMT, HST, IDX, and IIF files. Depending on the application the data file is associated with, there are more applications which are compatible with these file extensions.