The File Menu can be found at the top of the MPLAB® IPE. The File Menu provides three options: Import, Export, and Exit.
1. Import Hex File
1. The Import menu item allows you to import Hex files into the IPE.
Click File > Import > Hex – select to import the hexadecimal file (*.hex). See figure below.
2. Click File > Import > Environment – select to import the environment (*.pen or *.pm3 file).
3. Click File > Import > SQTP – select to load the SQTP file (*.num file).
2. Export Hex File
The Export menu item allows you to export data from the IPE to storage media. By default, these options are not available in Production Mode. However, in Advanced Mode, an authorized user can change the default states of this feature for the Production Mode.
Click File > Export > Hex – this option allows you to export all the memory contents into Intel® Hex file format. See figure below.
This option closes the IPE application.
File > Exit