Full format name of files that use CHTML extension is Compact HTML Document. Files with CHTML extension may be used by programs distributed for Linux, Mac OS, Windows platform. CHTML file format, along with 303 other file formats, belongs to the Web Files category. The most popular program for handling CHTML files is Windows Notepad, but users can choose among 9 different programs that support this file format. Software named Windows Notepad was created by Microsoft Corporation. In order to find more detailed information on the software and CHTML files, check the developer’s official website.
The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with CHTML files, divided into 3 categories based on operating system on which they are available. CHTML files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.
Problems with accessing CHTML may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with CHTML extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.
The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports CHTML files installed on the system. This one is an easy one. Select Windows Notepad or one of the recommended programs (for example, Mozilla Firefox, NotePad++ text editor, Microsoft Internet Explorer) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support CHTML files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading Windows Notepad installed is by going to developer’s website (Microsoft Corporation) and downloading the software using provided links.
If you already have Windows Notepad installed on your systems and CHTML files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. This can be one of the causes why CHTML files are not compatible with Windows Notepad. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Windows Notepad.
If you have the latest version of Windows Notepad installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage CHTML on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent
Change the default application in Windows
Change the default application in Mac OS
Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the CHTML file is valid. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.
If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the CHTML file hinders attempts to open it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the CHTML file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.
If you obtained the problematic CHTML file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. It could happen the the download process of file with CHTML extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.
Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.
If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with CHTML extension. In this case close the other applications.
Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Compact HTML Document files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with CHTML files affecting older versions of given software.
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