HTC File Extension

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HTML Component Format
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What is HTC file?

HTC is a file extension commonly associated with HTML Component Format files. HTML Component Format specification was created by Microsoft. Files with HTC extension may be used by programs distributed for Mac OS, Windows platform. HTC file belongs to the Web Files category just like 303 other filename extensions listed in our database. Microsoft Internet Explorer supports HTC files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 6 other tools may also be used. Software named Microsoft Internet Explorer was created by Microsoft Corporation. In order to find more detailed information on the software and HTC files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support HTC file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 2 operating systems that support HTC files. Files with HTC suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support HTC file

How to open file with HTC extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening HTC files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to HTML Component Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Install Microsoft Internet Explorer software

Problems with opening and working with HTC files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with HTC files being present on your machine. The most obvious solution is to download and install Microsoft Internet Explorer or one to the listed programs: Mozilla Firefox, Adobe Dreamweaver, Safari. 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 Microsoft Internet Explorer installed is by going to developer’s website (Microsoft Corporation) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update Microsoft Internet Explorer to the latest version

If the problems with opening HTC files still occur even after installing Microsoft Internet Explorer, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Microsoft Internet Explorer is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that Microsoft Internet Explorer cannot handle files with HTC may be that the software is outdated. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Microsoft Internet Explorer.

Step 3. Assign Microsoft Internet Explorer to HTC files

After installing Microsoft Internet Explorer (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open HTC files. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Right-click the HTC file and choose Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Microsoft Internet Explorer is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open HTC files and clicking OK.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with HTC extension, select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with HTC extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the HTC is not faulty

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the HTC file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. The HTC 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 HTC file hinders attempts to open it. Scan the HTC file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the scanner detected that the HTC file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Ensure the file with HTC extension is complete and error-free

If the HTC file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. 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 HTC extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the HTML Component Format file.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Microsoft Internet Explorer

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

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with HTML Component Format file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with HTC files affecting older versions of given software.

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