HTX File Extension

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HTML Extension Format
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What is HTX file?

HTX is a file extension commonly associated with HTML Extension Format files. Microsoft defined the HTML Extension Format format standard. HTX file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. HTX file belongs to the Web Files category just like 303 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular program for handling HTX files is Microsoft FrontPage, but users can choose among 1 different programs that support this file format.

Programs which support HTX file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support HTX files. Files with HTX extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support HTX file

How to open file with HTX extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening HTX files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with HTX extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Get the Microsoft FrontPage

Problems with opening and working with HTX files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with HTX files being present on your machine. This one is an easy one. Select Microsoft FrontPage or one of the recommended programs (for example, Text editor) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support HTX files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Microsoft FrontPage website and download the installer.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Microsoft FrontPage

If the problems with opening HTX files still occur even after installing Microsoft FrontPage, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Microsoft FrontPage is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that Microsoft FrontPage cannot handle files with HTX may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of Microsoft FrontPage is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open HTX files to Microsoft FrontPage

After installing Microsoft FrontPage (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open HTX files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the HTX file
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Microsoft FrontPage is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open HTX files and clicking OK.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the HTX file and 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....
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with HTX extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Check the HTX for errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the HTX file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

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

If the HTX is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the HTX file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Verify that the HTX file’s structure is intact

Did you receive the HTX file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. 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. When downloading the file with HTX extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the HTML Extension Format file.

4. Check whether your system can handle Microsoft FrontPage

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

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with HTML Extension Format file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle HTX files.

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