Open H5 file

The most common choise: Hierarchical Data Format version 5 data

How to open Hierarchical Data Format version 5 data .h5 files

h5 file icon Have you had trouble opening the h5 file on your computer? What are h5 files? We explain what they are and recommend software that we know will open them.

What is h5 file?

Files with h5 extension can be found as data files saved in version 5 of Hierarchical Data Format.

Hierarchical Data Format version 5 data description

File extension h5 seems to be used for version 5 of Hierarchical Data Format developed by National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA).

It is a library and multi-object file format for the transfer of graphical and numerical data between machines.

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What file extension actually is?

Simply put, file extensions are the characters after the dot in the computer file name, so for example document-name.pdf has file extension „pdf“. This helps Windows to identify which program should be used to open the file.

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