DHTML File Extension

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Dynamic HTML Format
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What is DHTML file?

DHTML is a file extension commonly associated with Dynamic HTML Format files. DHTML files are supported by software applications available for devices running Mac OS, Windows. Files with DHTML extension are categorized as Web Files files. The Web Files subset comprises 303 various file formats. The most popular program for handling DHTML files is Web browser, but users can choose among 2 different programs that support this file format.

Programs which support DHTML file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 2 operating systems that support DHTML files. DHTML files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support DHTML file

How to open file with DHTML extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening DHTML files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Dynamic HTML Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with DHTML files.

Step 1. Download and install Web browser

Problems with opening and working with DHTML files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with DHTML files being present on your machine. This one is an easy one. Select Web browser or one of the recommended programs (for example, NotePad++ text editor) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. The safest method of downloading Web browser installed is by going to developer’s website () and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Web browser

If you already have Web browser installed on your systems and DHTML 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. If you have an older version of Web browser installed, it may not support DHTML format. The latest version of Web browser should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign Web browser to DHTML files

If you have the latest version of Web browser installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage DHTML on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Clicking the DHTML with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the Web browser installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open DHTML files box and clicking OK button.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with DHTML extension, select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with DHTML extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Check the DHTML for errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the DHTML file is valid. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. The DHTML may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the DHTML file hinders attempts to open it. Scan the DHTML file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the DHTML file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If you obtained the problematic DHTML file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. If the DHTML file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Dynamic HTML Format file.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Web browser

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with DHTML extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Dynamic HTML Format file. It may be the case that the DHTML files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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