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.hst File Extension

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File type: History File
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .hst. Files with the file extension .hst can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .hst files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .hst file?

When users use applications such as Corel Wordperfect and Yahoo Messenger, etc. it’s easy to notice the history of events that relate to these programs. These history files are known as the HST files. They are the data files that may be compared to LOG files, only that they have a broader range of purposes. For Yahoo Messenger application, these HST files contain the chat-log details or the history of the conversation between two or more users. HST files in Yahoo Messenger may also refer to the offline messages sent by one user to another. In Corel WordPerfect, HST files refer to history files as well, specifically the Corel QuickCorrect and Speller history files. When users enter data for correction or spell checks, the history of the searches and corrections made are all HST files. Aside from Yahoo Messenger and Corel WordPerefect, various programs also make use of the HST files such as Symantec Anti-Virus programs, Netscape and Garmin MotionBased.

how to open a .hst file?

Launch a .hst file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .hst file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .hst files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .hst file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .hst file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .hst file association errors

applications that open a .hst file

History File

History File

History File is more commonly known as File History, and this is a built-in tool found in most Windows operating systems. This is an applet that attempts to recover and back up files and folders that have been deleted, obliterated, damaged or corrupted. It is an applet that permits data and personal files stored in a user's library and contacts to be restored once damages have been found to exist. In Windows, this applet can easily be turned on by setting up the History File drive. The development of this tool was inspired by the Time Machine Back Up feature of Mac OS X. As of this writing, Windows 8 is integrated with an upgraded built-in version of the File History tool, ensuring that data backup processes can be quickly and efficiently completed. Aside from History File (or File History), there are other third party data recovery and backup tools that are designed for Windows-based computers, and some of these tools, according to many users, provide a wider set of functionalities for recovering deleted or corrupted data and creating automatic data backups.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .hst files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .hst. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.
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